FOOTBALL NOT JUST A GAME, A WAY OF LIFE! - Read the Banana Moon Blog for news & stories


FOOTBALL NOT JUST A GAME, A WAY OF LIFEFor those of you who know me well, you will be well aware that I and all the members of my family are massive football fans.  For as long as I can remember weekends from August- May have been taken up with watching the “beautiful game”, whether it be on a touchline watching my brother or cousin play for our local little league team, on the terraces or on the television.  My wedding was even strategically planned so that it didn’t clash with World or European cup games or during a football season!

On my side of the family we are all Crystal Palace Fans,( well except my Dad who supports  any South London Club that’s winning! ) and on my husband’s side they are huge Bradford City supporters.

This week is very important in the Rich/Flyde household! Both of our teams are currently in a play off place to be promoted to either the Premiership or Division One.  We will go through every emotion watching our beloved teams, who over 2 games they will fight for promotion and try to make it to Wembley, to try win the ultimate prize of winning the play off final. In the end it could be complete jubilation or total devastation  Lets hope its not the latter!

In February this year, my family and I got the chance to see Bradford City at Wembley as they defeated Premier League opposition to reach the Capital One Cup Final against Swansea City. It was a magical day, with a fabulous atmosphere (just a shame about the 5-0 defeat!). As a memento to remember our trip I organised for Banana Moon to make us to have some ‘Cup Final’ Hoodies,Sweatshirts, T-Shirts and Polo’s.

We bought each of the boys the great quality 599B Childrens Hardwearing Polycotton Polo and a  FH004 Junior Hoodie, which kept them warm and cosy on a very cold and bitter day. For us Adults we had the FH001 Original Hoodie (which is my favourite hoodie) and the 599M Hard Wearing Polycotton Polo. For our more senior party members we have got the GD56 Adult Crew Neck Sweatshirt and for myself the BA190F Ladies Exact 190 T-Shirt. We personalised these with an Embroidered Logo on the Left Breast and some Embroidered  text below. These are now worn non stop and they are loved by all of the family from 4 to 60+.

If you are having a major sporting event in your life such as a Football Tour, Rugby Tour, Trip to the races, Sailing Event or whatever sport it maybe, a personalised garment is a great idea as a memento  to give to members so they can recall the memories gained from the trip every time it is worn.

With such big football matches ahead for Crystal Palace and Bradford City all I can do is cross my fingers and hope for the best. Better still, have a bottle of champagne on ice or a box of tissues to hand. Whatever happens over the next few weeks football has always been, and will always be a way of life… there’s always next season!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *