Game Day 3
Louisville City vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Hello all, I am Michael Scouse Bromilow, and this is my first blog post for the Scouse’s House website. I want to welcome you all to the site, and promise that we will do our level best to keep you informed and entertained. As the Founder and President of Scouse’s House, I am going to make it my mission to bring the best and most positive LCFC fan experience possible to our members and guests alike.
With that being said, here are some of my thoughts on our game Saturday against Tampa Bay…
I regard the Tampa Bay Rowdies as one of the major threats to Louisville City’s Championship retention campaign. This was only the 2nd game for Louisville City and playing a team of the Rowdies’ caliber made this a highly important early home game for our lads.
I want to offer a personal and heartfelt THANK YOU to Joe Cole, for the love he showed to the members of Scouse’s House. He is a true football legend of English football, having formerly played for Liverpool FC and Chelsea in the English Premier League as well as being a fixture for the English National Team. We were honored to have him place his autograph on our Banner in memory of the 96 and then he showed great compassion and support for Our Joey in his battle against serious illness. Thank You to Joe Cole, the Tampa Bay players, coaches and other staff who were friendly, generous, and engaged in pleasant conversations with members of Scouse’s House before and after the match. During the match they did show us their fabulous sense of humor while receiving the barrage of heckling from Scouse’s House.
This is what makes sports in general, and football in particular, so wonderful. We are human beings and supportive of one another before and after the game. But during the game, we give everything we can as players and fans to exert our will on the other side.
In the vein of unintentional comedy, Scouse’s House gets the assist for saving the game! Due to an equipment malfunction, the match was in danger of a severe delay. Fortunately, Scouse’s House comes prepared! A few zip ties and a bit of gentle mockery later, and the game was underway.
In the House today I personally had the honour to welcome a number of new international friends to our family:
I had the privilege to meet Motselisi Motselisi and her daughter. After a brief conversation I learned that her family is from Losotho in Southern Africa. I was also able to surprise her by showing her that Scouse’s House proudly flies the flag of her home country in honour of our Goalkeeping Coach Sutu, she then told me “That’s my Husband”. What a small world?
I also had the pleasure of being introduced to Jim BugaBaye Jobe from Gambia in West Africa. Unfortunately Jim, I don’t have a flag from Gambia in Scouse’s House but I am sure we can rectify that very soon.
Finally, I got to meet a young man, Saladi, and his family from Tanzania, in east Africa today. It makes me proud that Scouse’s House is becoming a meeting point for the international community at the Louisville City matches. We strive to be welcoming and engaging for fans from all over the world, confirming that a few things in life like competition, passion, and fun are truly international concepts.
Due to the weather conditions in Slugger Field today I was unable to give the stadium a complete display of our international flags as the gusty wind wouldn’t cooperate with us. However, they were there I can assure you. The spirit of international cooperation and appreciation will always be on display in Scouse’s House.
I know that there was a dust-up between some Supporters Groups and local law enforcement during the game. Enough will be written and said about the situation that I don’t need to weigh in too heavily here. But I will say that we stand behind the Coopers and Heretics and feel strongly that Supporters should be able to support the team wearing any inoffensive clothes or masks that they want. No one was being harmed or offended. Back off, Louisville Sheriff’s Department.
The game itself was a good one, and coming away with three points against a great opponent is fantastic. I am thrilled that we have begun the campaign with 6 out of a possible 6 points, and I hope that we show those lads up North what real football is all about next weekend. Hope to see you all in Cinci-Nasty on Saturday. But if you can’t make the drive, there will always be a place for you in the Best Seats in the House for our next home game on April 14th.
Melinda Feldman says
Very impressive first blog!
Thanks Melinda! We look forward to seeing you this evening. Go City!