I know you’re desperate to hear my views on the European Super League this morning. Tough.
Who cares ? I don’t. Read Life After Football; he knows best.
Based on the poll on Blue Moon,
a whopping 5% of City fans think it’s a great idea, which is good enough for me. Throw in a pint of Cloudwater on cask at half-time for the Colin Bell Stand and I’m sold.
My own idea was a breakaway league purely made up of clubs with “City” in their name and good pubs. Chichester, Birmingham, Derry, Edinburgh, Kansas. Shame Hull became the Tigers….
Anyway, back to FAR more important matters.
ALL THE PUBS IN SHEFFIELD ON FOOT No. 6 – The Raven
None of you noted my local pub numbering system went awry on Day 2, but now I’m back on track.
Oddly, we STILL haven’t made it to the Blind Monkey, which I mark as “Home” on my maps, though look at the map above and you’ll see our actual house marked as “Melt With Me“, which is an odd name for a pub.
No such issues at The Raven, finally opening its doors at 15:00 on Thursday.
Look at her go.
Loxley Brewery from up the hill (everywhere in Sheffield is up the hill) only took on the Palm Tree on a few months before the Lockdown and called it The Raven as there were too many pubs called “Something Monkey” already and they wanted people to get it mixed up with The Crow.
It was our first visit, and therefore a certain pre-emptive tick as the Bitter and IPA (they’re not called that, obvs) were superbly cool and crisp (NBSS 3.5+). Mrs RM said so.
The Raven looks a cosy gem, so obviously it’s a bit second-best to be drinking on one of 15 tables arrayed in a car park, but the beer and company and attentive (am I allowed to say that ?) table service was compensation.
And frankly, with the sun shining on the righteous (can’t speak for Mrs RM) as it always does, I can’t think of anything better.
We were there two hours, and I suspect drank too much. But someone has to save pubs.