Free open day at Eastlands: Thursday 6 August

The club have announced an “Open House” event next Thursday which will feature an opportunity to see our new signings going through their paces.  It all sounds a bit cheesy for anyone over the age of eight, but there could be some interest in seeing whether Carlos Tevez’s heel and Roque Santa Cruz’s knees can manage a knockabout.  We wait with baited breath.

Highlights are set to include:

  • The squad being split into teams for some games.
  • Roving entertainers, face painting, balloon modellers and a T-shirt launcher.
  • The squad wearing their “dazzling freshly designed Umbro training kit”.
  • The presence of Moonbeam and Moonchester.
  • The chance to become the team’s mascot for the Celtic match (if you purchase the new training kit with a club membership card and are under 15).

Gates open at 2pm for a 2.45pm start with supporters encouraged to take along flags and scarves, etc.  The compare will be Hugh Ferris from Key 103 and I hope to God he isn’t the same person who was so excruciating at the recent friendly against Orlando Pirates.

Without aping the Real Madrid “galactico” introductions to much, it seems to fit with Garry Cooks desire for the club to stay connected with the local community while we also seek to build ourselves on the wider stage.

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