Burton-upon-Trent is best known as the home of pale ale and Marmite. (Yes, a complete nutritious evening meal after a hard day’s blogging 🙂 )
My fellow Waffler, Shana, is well acquainted with the town, having been there a couple of times (as with just about every other place listed in my handy gazetteer of the British Isles).
Burton is one of several teams that we therefore follow on Saturday’s football results. And amazingly, Burton, known as the ‘brewers’, because of the town’s industrial brewing past, have just been promoted from League One to the dizzy heights of the Championship, after clinching second place following a thrilling no-score draw with Doncaster.
Like many other part-time sports fans, we can name not a single one of the players and are similarly clueless about the colour of the team’s kit. We do know they play at the Pirelli stadium (Shana’s mother used to work for Pirelli as a tyre fitter 🙂 ) and their manager is Nigel Clough. That’s Burton Albion’s manager. Not Pirelli’s. (‘Scuse my inclarity on that last point.)
Anyway, notes to selves: must now mug up on all things Burton, in case they become the next Leicester City and end up in the Champions League. Can you imagine: Burton Albion 2, Barcelona 0. (Yeah, in your dreams 🙂 )