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

Agony and beer stains

Agony and beer stains


I couldn’t look The Family in the eye after that result.

Mainly because I was blind drunk, but also because it felt wrong to try to share their pain. I’ve been there all season, through good and bad, but I didn’t feel qualified somehow. I felt like I could walk away from it all.

The Family couldn’t…

The Silly Season watched the match at (north London gig venue) the Islington Academy. There was a giant screen and about 400 hundred screeching Arsenal fans in there.

Considering the season Arsenal have had, it was all a bit much to take. One minute I’m being flung around the place, covered in Carling - the next, the beer’s being hurled toward the screen, followed by blood-curdling shouts containing the ususal expletives.

Arsenal didn’t deserve to lose like that – not to a bad penalty decision just after scoring a likely winner. What a way to blow the season apart… and cover your glasses in Guinness.


In other news, I’m still trying to get hold of the Arsenal-turned-Shrewsbury fan. Plus, I now have to re-evalute my position as silverware-hunting scum, and I’ll ask The Family about them feeling detached from Arsenal.

There’s plenty more to come from this Silly Season yet…


Score prediction: Man Utd 8-0 Arsenal

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Comment from: Raz [Visitor] Email ·
I spent my week with 3 Arsenal fans so I felt the swearing, beer-throwing pain too. Although they weren't swearing or drinking. Still, there was much pain involved.

The 8-0 prediction? Suddenly you are sounding like a "true" football fan again. There's that glimmer of hope... But deep down it's all pessimism.

The Silly Season: It's all pessimism now - all of it.

What a disaster - not that arsenal blew everything... that you had to spend a week with 3 Arsenal fans
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Comment from: Ulysses [Visitor] Email
Disaster to spend time with Arsenal fans? You bring shame upon all researchers in your quickness to dismiss your study of your fellow man, LOL. Good luck to Norwich, and hope you truly enjoyed the roller-coaster that was our season, it truly had brilliant moments.

The Silly Season: I. Am. Knackered. It's been like watching England in the World Cup in a way. You come so close and you're left with nothing.

Addictive… So much so that I haven't ruled out another crack at Ashburton Grove next season to get that illusive trophy.
PermalinkPermalink 14/04/08 @ 23:23

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