I cannot recall the moment the idea came into our collective brains, but I am sure it was well past our bed time and would have almost certainly involved significant amounts of ale. But whenever and whoever had the idea, it was genius.
One day of football completely decided by the roll of a single dice. Our destination, our mode of transport, what we drink, what we eat and who we talk to. Simple really. In fact surely the basis for a global best seller and a film? No? What do you mean someone has already done this? Gits.
Anyway in the run up to the big day we drew up a list of 36 potential games, split into 6 regions. The idea being we would roll the first dice on the day before the games thus giving us our area to head for.
All was going well and through the means of modern technology we hooked up across the North Sea via Skype to do the live draw. Littlest Fuller rolled the dice and up came a Five. Five meant South West. Not ideal for me or Danny really. But that is fate. Littlest Fuller rolled again. Three. Walton Casuals versus Leatherhead. Both of us had been to Walton Casuals before so it didn’t really excite us. I could tell Danny was keen to follow Lewes on the long trip along the coast to Dorchester Town so we compromised. (Leatherhead ended up winning the game 6-0 by the way).
“Throw a double and we go our separate ways” I proposed, and Littlest Fuller then proceeded to throw a double six.