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

United front

United front


Now we’re talking…

The Family have done the business. We’ve all got tickets for Arsenal’s FA Cup tie at Old Trafford.

I’m pretty convinced we’ll lose to be honest - although I don’t dare tell them that. Perhaps that’s my underdog pessimism coming through.

Still the excitement is back, and on many fronts…

This match is massive. Imagine what losing will do to the Arsenal players’ confidence. It would be typical that, should they knock us out of the cup, United will go on to win the league. And do you what? I really do care. But there’s a reason for that.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before on The Silly Season… Although I was born in Norwich, I spent the majority of my life as a Norwich fan living in Stockport (which is about five miles south of Manchester). As a result, I spent many lonely years on the receiving end of endless stick (and occasionally respect) from Stockport County, Man City, and United fans.

As an adult I have, for some reason, come out of this torrid footballing upbringing with a healthy respect for County and City, but with one of pure hatred for United.

And this vitriol was all the more justified when official website had a right go at me for embarking on The Silly Season (see Man Utd are arrogant (shock)).

So there’s some unfinished business associated with this match, and it’s going to be happening right in my back yard. What better way to wreak revenge than with the Big Four club that took me in.

“Ha ha ha ha ha ha… Ha!”

Click here for the video of Martin Keown’s great, if childish, moment…

In fact, do you know what? As a Norwich fan I hate Man United more than I hate Ipswich Town. There… I’ve said it.


Score predictable
Yes, The Silly Season got the score right for the City match (1-3). Did I put money on it? Course not, that would be far too clever…

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Comment from: Raz [Visitor] Email ·
Aaaah, the missed penalty. We have taken great pleasure in those this season!
I know it's childish and violent and shouldn't happen in professional football, but it still makes me laugh.

The Silly Season:
Quite right, Raz. Although maybe it should happen just one more time... on February 16.

As a West Ham fan, you know how sweet it is to win a Old Trafford.
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