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, 30

Stand up; shout "yes"; punch the air; applaud


It’s getting more exciting to see Arsenal score these days…

What I mean is, slowly, I’m beginning to think a bit more like an Arsenal fan (yeah, they do think).

Rather than look at the club from the outside as I have been doing, I’m beginning to get more involved with the trials of the team. Maybe it was the awakening after the 5-1 defeat against Spurs… I don’t know.

I think I’m starting to care a bit more. I just sat down, didn’t over think about things and let the game flow through me. Celebrating the goals came a lot more naturally to me than they have before…

Stand up; shout “yes"; punch the air; applaud. It just felt a bit more normal. Not totally, but a bit more…

I was even out of my seat before most of my row for the first couple of goals… The third? Er, I pretty much missed that because I was taking pictures of the stadium’s roof. So I’m not completely there yet, evidently.

Still, all this slow-burning enlightenment didn’t stop me staying behind until the stadium was empty to wait for the Norwich result to flash on to the massive screen. 1-0 against Southampton - another away win… yes!

Anyway, a lot of this is thanks to The Family letting me tag along for the ride. If I’d just begun supporting Arsenal alone it would have been hard to relate to the club and their fans. So, coming up (when I sort my life out): a feature about The Family and their contribution to The Silly Season so far.


Big bother
Who’s this then (below)? And why are they running away from The Silly Season? Find out in the next blog post… if I can get the b*stard video footage to work.

The Silly Season

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