Since the quidditch scouts came to the school I've been communicating with Bole, Bletchley, Higgs, and Flint privately to assess the true nature of each of the teams I am interested in playing for. I have no interest in Puddlemere, Appleby, Chudley, or Falmouth, for obvious reasons.
Or, for the less obvious readers: Tracey assures me that Roger Davies is a incompetent fool and that any team for which he plays is to be avoided, which rules Falmouth out. Appleby's home pitch is near York, and after leaving school I would prefer not to live any closer to Scotland than I have to. Puddlemere's old uniforms were mud brown and the fact that they've changed them to blue and gold cannot erase the memory of mud brown. Chudley--well, there's no explanation needed there.
As for the remaining teams, I like the Ballycastle uniforms, and Bole tells me that the live bat mascots often swoop in and tangle up in the hair and robes of those sitting in the visiting team stands. That would certainly be entertaining, but could provide a distraction. Also, Northern Ireland is dreadful. Wimbourne's home pitch is in East Dorset, a much more agreeable locale, and according to Flint the team receives generous donations from Ludo Bagman (though the generosity varies--sometimes he has nothing to offer but his "spirit and support", curiously enough). As such, the team has some of the finest training facilities in all of Britain. The unfortunate side is having to wear Hufflepuff colours. Kenmare's colours are close to Slytherin colours, but once again there is dreadful Ireland to consider, not to mention the irritating Leprechaun mascots. Lastly, we have the Tutshill Tornados, who have been very good as of late and are known for their very
bendy skilled Quodpot girls. Playing for a Welsh team was something that did not appeal to me in the past, but I've recently acquired an appreciation for Wales and the Welsh. As it is, I think that Tutshill would be my first pick, followed by Wimbourne, and then Ballycastle and Kenmare tied for third.
Speaking of the Welsh, Tracey, my Mother has told me that she recently dined at Asphodel's and found it a most enjoyable experience. I should relay her words to you soon, perhaps when the eat-a-thon in the common room has subsided (I have a number of sugar quills, as well, should Blaise have depleted your supply).
Everyone else: I have scones. I am not afraid to use them.