I'm really loving Townsville so far, my new place is a 5 min walk to the beach, met some really nice new friends and I'm having a ball of a time.
Recently theres been talk of Townsville soccer team trying to sign Robbie Fowler. Now I know alot of people don't know who he is, but if you are any sort of a soccer fan you should know. He's a Liverpool Legend and is the 4th highest goal scorer in premier league history.
since I was up here I decided to go to a local basketball game, Crocs vs 36ers. Long story short Crocs won easily and after the game me and the mates decided to go down to a local pub.
I darn nearly shit myself when I saw who was at the bar.
It was Robbie!! GOD!! all week I had read reports about north queensland trying to sign him and that he'd be coming to visit and I thought about how cool it would be to meet him and there he was!! the only upsetting part about meeting Robbie was that i was going to wear my Liverpool jersey out that night but decided against it at the last minute and if I had I would have had his autograph. I didn't feel comfortable asking him to sign anything else and decided not to.
He looked like he didn't want to be disturbed but he was nice enough to agree to a photo after I plucked up enough courage to talk to him.. I think i mumbled something about being a big fan and asking if he could take a picture with me... I was almost going to burst out into a rendition of 'You'll never walk alone' just to try to show him I was truly a big fan but I (rightly) decided against it.
Pictures aren't great since the best thing we had was a camera phone but it came out pretty well regardless.
Sadly no one else really knew who he was and someone actually asked my friend why I was taking a photo with Robbie. When my mate told her that thats Robbie Fowler, she said 'who? the chinese guy? (pointing at me)' oh well.. just hope that Robbie didn't hear that.