Walking down the stairs at Manor Park Rail Station, I pass two women, one of who is carrying about 15 full size plastic footballs in a very large clear plastic bag.
I say to her :
Someone is going to be playing a lot of football !
And her friend says :
Yes, leopards !
Leopards, is that the name of the football team ? I ask.
No, no, real leopards !
I think I have heard wrongly, and say :
Lepers ? ! (which probably makes no more sense than leopards).
No, leopards, four footed, large cats ! There is a centre in Hertfordshire, a private collection kept by a man, and we are taking the footballs there. The leopards love playing footballs !
But dont they burst the balls ?
Yes, always, but that is part of the fun !