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: February 2008, 22

Family: always there for you


As you might imagine The Silly Season’s work colleagues have had an absolute field day this week… (field week?)

I mean, no one was ever going to give me an easy ride, but all this aggro is making me more determined to see it through.

Grief at work: every Big Four fan experiences it

Socially, the difference between supporting a Big Four club and a smaller club is this: you’re admired for following a team that doesn’t stand much chance of winning anything, but you get lynched if your Big Four club fails to win. I should know, I used to take great pleasure in having a pop at the ‘glory hunters’.

It’s been weird trying to let go of the underdog mentality for this season, but I’m beginning to feel it being replaced by this new type of Big Four supporter outlook – Us And Them Syndrome. More on that when it begins to take hold…


To help me through this dark period, Gonch, of The Family sent me 10 minutes of ’80s Arsenal glory footage, from the season when they nicked it from Liverpool in the last few seconds.

I fell asleep about three minutes in, but it’s nice to know your Family’s there for you…


Score prediction: Birmingham 0-1 Arsenal

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