About time I did a write-up me thinks.
We arrived in Copenhagen on Weds to get some sightseeing done... we had a great time there, doing a tour bus, going to tivoli gardens and meeting up with me old mate Jorn on Thursday for some lunch.
The travel to Landskrona was nice and simple and we were very pleased with the hotel. We went out to get some snacks n beer and had a quick scout around the area. Then it was time to meet everyone at the restaurant. The company and the food were fantastic! However, all I could think about was getting to the WC venue and get started! But first, some shenanigans in Peter & Michael's room with and Amiga! That was a fun night!
My preparation for the world cup kinda started straight after the UK championships... I promised myself I wouldn't get drunk whilst playing and got lots of practice in online with Steve Camber, Jacob and Spyros. My ambitions were simple, get into the gold cup and don't come last in it...
First day started pretty much as expected, losing to the big guns but at least making Chris sweat a little
Jorn threw a huge spanner in the works by beating John, who'd already beaten me, so it was a 3way struggle for the 3rd and 4th spot... it came down to a very tense game with Jorn but I managed to find a way past the peoples lockout this year and progressed... then was presented with a TPL t-shirt to commemorate the occasion!
Saturday night was great fun, I had a visit from 2 of my Swedish friends who loved the place and had a blast having a go at ko2... I might have got a bit drunk...
Sunday... it was never gonna be too much fun for a minnow in there, but I managed to get 2 wins in the group and a very close one vs Camber (last kick lob winner... AGAIN!!)... but for me, it was mission accomplished, I got there and didn't do too badly amongst that company, finishing in 14th.
On the whole though, it was a brilliant world cup, it was great to chat with John more this time, thanks for those cigars mate, was a pleasure to get to know you a bit more! Had an absolute blast with the Germans as usual, especially the goalkeeper subbing with Michael, I thought i was gonna pass out from laughing! Just sitting in the stands with Andy was great too, I could never have enough time with you mate! Huge kudos to Torgny, Jacob and Jorn for a quality venue and great organisation!
Best thing for me though was that I could share it all with my best friend Jayne.
Filthy Lobber-Lee Snow; the basterd son of Camber.