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

League

League

11/05/08

Do you know what? I think, for once in his life, Keegan’s right – The Premier League is boring.

Whether we, or the deserved winner, like it or not the human condition dictates that we seek variety. And having four clubs as the only ones who can win the league (well, three really) is not enough variety.

So well done to Man Utd. Was it them who won?

I feel asleep.

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More Silly Conclusions to come this week!

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Comment from: davedan [Visitor] Email
I typed in ecstatic on google image search because I needed a picture of someone ecstatic and I was directed to a picture of Cashley Cole linked into your blog.

Anyhooo, basically, just stumbled upon your blog and read the whole thing in one. Interesting read I must say. I'm a Liverpool fan who used to go to a lot of games up until the mid nineties. I'm only 26 but I miss the old grounds and football I grew up with in the 80's/90's. This 'business' is just so deflating these days. I live in Finsbury Park now and find it easy to be offered tickets to Arsenals games a few times a season so I go now and again purely to watch a good football game. My mates pay up to a grand for a season ticket which is extortionately inflated compared to 98% of the other 88 teams you talk about. I went to a lot of 'pre-premier' grounds as a kid and although the Emirates is certainly impressive, it doesn't compare in the slightest. Have you tried the hotdogs for one?

Anyway, I think you should go back to Norwich next season. You talk about them too lovingly to be wasting your time financing Emirates planes or whatever they are anymore.

The Silly Season: Hello Davedan…

Massive thanks for reading the whole thing. A great honour.

Yeah, 'deflating' is a pretty good way to describe it. All of the magic and excitement has been sucked out of the game for me because of high prices and all the other 'market forces'. But the most shocking thing is the competition, or lack of it. Is no one else dismayed that this has happened?

I don't mind if Norwich City spends the rest of it's existence in Championship mid-table, or worse. I don't mind if Norwich only ever reaches midtable Premier League. What I DO mind is knowing it'll never get better than that. Having the hope taken away is painful.

Still, at least we don't have to pay £1,000 a season to watch our team play. The alternative for them? Create your own football club, like AFC Arsenal or something. Not much of a choice is it.

Plus, I want old grounds back too... I used to think Pride Park was the future. Now I want to save all the old grounds before it's too late.








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Comment from: davedan [Visitor] Email
Yeah I totally agree. I'm a founding member of AFC Liverpool. They will start their inaugural season this year and I look forward to going to games where weeds grow out of cracks in the stands. I don't look forward to Liverpool leaving Anfield. I think of 'bowl' stadiums and I think of franchise. I really don't know where it will all end. It's a blooming shame.


The Silly Season: Ah yes, I heard something about AFC Liverpool on the radio the other day. It sounds like a brilliant idea.

Let's start a whole league of 'AFC' clubs, I say.
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