I'm sorry Arsenal. That was tough. You gave it everything but it wasn't to be. Any regrets? Would you have preferred to have conceded rather than have Jens sent off? At half time I said no. Now it's a definite yes. Good game though, but no consolation.
And how did my night pan out in the end? Well, I had all good intentions to leave the pub at half time and cycle to meeting, knowing that there was a big probability that I'd miss the 2nd half. With the score as it was at half time, the strain to pull myself away was at breaking point but nevertheless on 45 mins, I stepped outside the pub with cycle helmet in hand.
Only to be pelted on by rock solid rain drops - the kind that actually make you flinch. So 'in the interests of safety' I sent a quick apology text message and popped back inside for the 2nd half.