NON-LEAGUE LIFE WITH EMIL ANDERSON: I wish it was easy like Sunday morning
7:30pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in Headlines
I AWOKE late last Sunday morning and just lay there.
Sunday is my day of rest and I stick rigidly to this.
My wife puts the coffee percolator on, we open a fresh carton of bespoke orange juice and tuck into the traditional full English breakfast – grilled not fried of course. As Lionel Richie sang: “Easy” like Sunday morning.
Let me start again…Sunday should be my day of rest! I awoke at 10am to a text from Jasper our coach.
Well coach is his official title, he is yet another with about 50 jobs at the club.
His role today was to be my driver. We had to sign a lad on before 12pm, and the problem was that he was at work in Bury town centre.
Now Bury is only about 10 miles away from Atherton, but it may as well have been the moon.
We travelled through Bolton accompanied by the Sunday drivers and got caught by more red lights than I cared to count. We eventually parked in Bury and then ran through two shopping centres to eventually snare the prized signature.
We were never going to do the four-minute mile but I was proud of our efforts.
Back to blighty just before 12 to fax the form through. Job done.
Then it was on to the club with Victor to clear up after the previous night’s do.
I was in Mrs Mop mode, quietly effective is how I would rate my performance.
Then it was back home to write the match report for the local paper, check the club’s weekly lottery entries, confirm next week’s football match, email yesterday’s referee’s mark to the Lancashire Football Association and update my statistics for next weeks programme.
Oh, then I had to write this wonderful piece of prose which is always a pleasure of course.
I am now pondering if I have forgotten any other jobs before I can settle on the couch with a bottle of suds and actually speak to my footballing widow.
Having said all that, I think us secretaries see our jobs as a labour of love and secretly like doing a bit on a Sunday although we might moan about it.
Roll on yesterday - we have a game at our ground.
As The Bangles sang it’ll be just another “Manic Monday”.