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

Boro'd time

Boro'd time


“Well, that’s the league blown then,” according to the Arsenal fans who’ve been helping me be a Gooner after the Middlesbrough match.

“It just doesn’t feel like a league-winning season.” You don’t say, lads.

“Oh well, next year.”

See, they’ve said that before. There’s just no consideration for one-season ’silverware hunters’ like The Silly Season.

As I said before, that’s what keeps Arsenal and other fans of Big Four clubs smiling - safe in the knowledge that there will always be another season… and it’s always the very next one.

“We’ll always be smiling,” says one member of The Family (seven Arsenal fans who’ve taken me under their wing this season), “because it never used to be like this for Arsenal. We got really lucky with our timing - with what happened to the game, and then finding Wenger.”

As a mild altercation fizzles out between two fans in an otherwise very peaceful pub - an indication that possibly Gooners know in their hearts the season has been blown - we discuss exactly how Arsenal “made it".

I mean, who’d have predicted all this success after someone, during the mid-’90s in managerless Arsenal’s boardroom said, “Well, there is this French guy who manages Nagoya Grampus Eight we could try.”


Well done to Spurs by the way for the other night.

Score prediction: Chelsea 0-2 Arsenal… maybe


Coming up on The Silly Season (hopefully):

The Arsenal fan who sold his support on eBay, and was bought by Shrewsbury Town

And The Family talk about how it feels to be fans of the all-conquering, impersonal, Big Four Arsenal.

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Comment from: Rachel [Visitor] Email ·
I suppose the squad strength and championship-winning experience of Man U comes into play at this time in the season. One of my greatest football-fan friends is a Chelsea fan in his 70s, and we chat a lot about football... This year we have both said that we think it might be Man U, Chelsea, Arsenal. They're sneaking up on you...

Still in my heart of hearts Arsenal would be the most satisfying. Even just to shake it up a little bit. Oh, and Ronaldo's smug face would be too much to bear.

I can't wait for the ebay post, though.

The Silly Season:
Ronaldo's smug face… I reckon Fergie just signed him for his smugness. They probably didn't even think about his skill. That was a bonus.

Yeah I'm looking forward to the eBay bloke, although I've forgotten to kcontact him. Thanks for the reminder.
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