Right, we were told that a theme for our blogs would be a good idea, which I agree to, something that we are interested in. I have had this question a lot recently; What are you interested in? What are your hobbies? And honestly the answer is very little.

Except for the odd Wolves match I go and see when I go home for the weekend, I literally do nothing with my days. I have little motivation, a severely messed up body clock and a lack of funds to do a lot of other things.

I was pondering on this question in bed the other night, and I watched a movie within which involved an art class. I used to enjoy art at a-level, it gives you something to focus on and spend time on something decent, so I googled ‘art classes in Sheffield City Centre’ as it would narrow down all the other areas around here so I don’t get my hopes up with a place I have to pay for transportation to get there. 

My results came back okay, but the money aspect became involved. It’s not like I don’t know how to draw, I can, so I don’t want to be paying  extra for the teaching help. I gave up in the end. I’m bad at committing myself to things, so i thought this could become a bad idea, and make me feel more down about my abilities.

With that idea out the way, I’ve decided to take it week by week. If I’m bored, I’m bored. I just have to find something productive.

This week my highlight was going to the Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest football game on Tuesday. I put the idea forward to my Dad, to come up and visit for the evening and watch the game and he kindly agreed and rushed from work and took the 2 hour journey up north in his stride.

We thought it would be a good game to go to as Sheffield United are struggling to stay away from relegation, and Nottingham Forrest are aiming for the top places for promotion, so a lot of fight would be seen on the pitch. Also because my flat mate supports Notts Forest and doesn’t stray away from insulting poor performances of Wolves.

The reason why I wanted to watch Sheffield United in the first place was because;

 1. I miss my weekly dose of watching football matches and
2. Sam Vokes from Wolves has gone on a ‘one month emergency loan’  to Bramall Lane and I wanted to see him play, 2 minutes from where I’m living at the moment.

I should explain, I have a stalker-ish adoration for this footballer. He was the ‘super-sub’ for Wolves in our rise to promotion in the Championship 2008-09. Yes, I admit, he’s not the best player on the pitch, but he’s a good-looking one! Plus he does good in the air due to his height.

Before the match, I’ve been keeping tabs on the Sheffield United website, reading reports of matches to see if Sam Vokes has been playing, and he had! Coming on as a sub 20 minutes before the end, like he used to at Wolves in the Championship.

My Dad and I were a few minutes late into the ground as we had to collect our tickets and find our seats. We were row B,  which felt like I was actually on the pitch  as I was that close. Then it clocked on, Sam Vokes started the game on the pitch… I was in my element.

Obviously the quality of football wasn’t the usual standard that I see due to Wolves being in the Premiership, but I must say Nottingham Forest looked like we did when we got promoted. I personally didn’t think that Sheffield United would win, as it would have been their first win since December. (Even if Sam Vokes was playing!)

Summarising the match, 0-1 to Forest at half time and then it went up from there, with the first goal from The Blades by the one and only, his first goal for the club since he joined in February. The score ended on 2-1 to Sheffield!

Yes I’m one of those superstitious fans who thinks I brought the team luck, as it was my first time going to a Sheffield United match, and Sam Vokes started for a change, and it was his first goal at the club. He must have felt the love!

CLICK for the match report. 

I still don’t know what I can do about the theme of my blog, in the meantime I’ll continue to post whatever is on my mind.