There's only four teams involved in football's top honours these days, so what's it like to win silverware every season? This is the blog of one football fan who decided to, fully and unconditionally, do the unthinkable and change the football team he supported to spend one season at the top... AND NOW HE'S DOING A SIMILAR THING FOR EURO 2008 WITH A MATE BECAUSE THE SEASON'S FINISHED AND THEY'RE BOTH BORED

Archives for: January 2008, 23

Silverwhere?

23/01/08

Oh dear…

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…

This puts The Silly Season in a rather sticky situation. The trophy angst is tightening its grip around my neck, as is the guilt of this season of chasing glory. I’ve sold my soul for this bloody lot.

Everyone in the office at work thinks Arsenal’s 5-1 defeat is absolutely wonderful, of course. The only thing they haven’t done yet is flush my head down the toilet… it’s lunch, so there’s still time.

I should have known. The atmosphere in the pub was weird. The Family were nervous of Wenger’s use of the kids, as were the Club Level Boys - another crew of Gooners who joined us.

Never let it be said that Arsenal fans don’t have a sense of humour and occasion though. As soon as the final whistle blew last night the pink champagne was uncorked, and we toasted Spurs’ next victory against Arsenal - due, on current form, around December 2017.

So, as one of The Family trots off to A&E this afternoon for a knock he picked up last night by kicking a pub, I consider my loneliness. I mean, Arsenal fans have their history, their record against Spurs and constant success to keep them going.

Me? I’m in it for short haul - the smash and grab. I know the Arsenal fans are feeling the embarrassment of losing to Spurs, bur f**k Spurs - they hammered us fair and square.

I’m far more gutted at losing out on a cup final. I’ve made a big sacrifice here - my club hate me and I might end up in football supporter purgatory. All I’m trying to do is find out what it’s like to win a trophy before I die. I was so close last night, and it was so disappointing to see that slip through my fingers.

I WANT MY TROPHY ARSENAL. SORT IT OUT.

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