Thursday 9 March 2006

David Beckham in Dumfriesshire?

My little company received a mailshot today from Hampden Park. I'm invited to purchase a number of the VIP Hospitality Packages for the forthcoming Scottish Cup semi-finals. The price is £199 (plus VAT) per person and for that you get quite a reasonable package of goodies: hot filled rolls, pastries, croissants, refreshments, champagne, 3 course lunch with wine, post match 2 hour bar, corporate gift, parking and, of course, match tickets. Most of the news has been about whether the Hearts v Hibs semi-final should be played at Hampden at all. But what about the other match: Gretna v Hamilton Accies or Dundee?

I was born a few miles from Gretna and find it amazing that such a tiny town has such a successful football club. Now, what if Gretna get to the final and beat Hearts or Hibs? Then, presumably, they qualify to play in Europe next year. I look forward to travelling down to Gretna to see them smash Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. Victoria Beckham will find the pubs in nearby Annan to be rather different from Madrid's restaurants, but I am sure that she'll be made most welcome.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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Holyrood Watcher
If Gretna get to the final, they might not even have to win to qualify for European football. Hearts - and possibly Hibs - might qualify for the Champion's League by virtue of their league position, leaving Gretna (if they get through the semi-final) to qualify for the UEFA cup. 
On the other hand Real Madrid are likely to qualify for the Champion's League (having been knocked out of the Spanish Cup), so Posh n Becks are unlikely to be frequenting Gretna any time soon.

10 March 2006, 11:39:26 GMT