Eni takes time out from Christmas shopping to tell us about her plans over the festive period.
In her regular column Eni takes time out from a shopping trip to discuss her plans for Christmas at home with her family.
I am writing to you from a café after taking a break from my hectic Christmas shopping. I am sure all would agree that Christmas shopping is always pleasant but at times can be extremely stressful.
With a three-week Christmas break and my university assignment deadlines behind me, I have time to relax and do some fun stuff.
With my assignments handed in on Thursday I headed to the Fugees concert. I ended up on the front row and left the concert with a towel Lauryn Hill herself threw at me!
That was the highlight of my week and could well be the best Christmas gift I have ever had. Overall it was the best concert I have ever been to and I have been to many.
Although the festive period is a time when most people ‘let their hair down’, we footballers have a responsibility to keep our drinking and eating to a minimum in order to stay fit and healthy.
More importantly it makes it easier to return to full fitness during our January fitness testing. So champagne, turkeys and mince pies must be in moderation!
I am going to be spending Christmas at home in Birmingham with my family. I rarely get to see them during the football season when I am with Charlton, so it will be special to go back for three weeks.
Speaking of Charlton, we have earned our place in the League Cup Final and will finish the year unbeaten, which is already better than our position this time last year.
I was delighted to score against Doncaster in last week’s semi-final although I was lifted off after sustaining a slight hamstring pull. Hopefully I will recover over the three-week break.
This time of year always seems to provoke predictions about who will be champions and who will be relegated. As far as the women’s league is concerned, it would be fair to say its too close to call with only six points between the three top teams with games in hand.
The men’s league has a slightly different complexion with the candidates at top and bottom seemingly more certain.
Yet the extraordinary final daysurvival by West Brom last year on the final day, is proof that it is not always the writing on the wall if you are bottom at Christmas.
I think that Sunderland and Portsmouth may find it difficult competing with the others, especially with the likes of other newly promoted teams such as West Ham and Wigan are flying high in the top half of the table. Some of you may disagree though, who do you think will be the winners and losers this season?
What are your Christmas forecasts about the men and women’s Premiership leagues? Please send any questions to editior@TheFA.com. Maybe your predictions match mine or maybe we can agree to disagree!
Well I am going to resume my hectic Christmas shopping. I’d rather get the stress out of the way in one day!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, catch you in 2006!