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 we'll fall

United we'll fall



What a draw. Now, The Silly Season really does hate United. It’s a perfect way for Arsenal to prove themselves after the 5-1.

Seriously, this could make or break the whole season. Lose the match and Fergie’s mind games could make Arsenal’s young boys blow the league as well… Arsenal could be another cup down, and it’ll only be February by then.

I texted The Family very excitedly…

They just couldn’t believe I couldn’t identify Walcott. Don’t suppose that’ll be forgotten in the pub tomorrow.


Congratulations to Colm for identifying the mystery Arsenal player picture (see Cup Upset, below). I say congratulations, but I don’t know the true answer, but it looks about right.

Anyway, apologies to Colm, but your prize of a night down the pub with Norwich Mate is cancelled (he never answers my texts these days). The Silly Season has now been banned from holding competitions for misleading the public.

I like the picture actually. It’s a bit like The Scream by Edvard Munch… Or maybe not.


In denial
Do you ever do that thing where you follow your club through the cup draw to see who they would have played had they not been knocked out? Even though I’m not supposed to be involved with Norwich this season, it’s so frustrating. They would have played Southampton away (winnable) and then Bristol Rovers away (well winnable). Quarter-final at least.

And they would have played Southampton on Saturday just gone, and they’re playing Southampton again on Tuesday - just like Arsenal did on Saturday, and are doing on Tuesday, with Newcastle. I’m talking too much about Norwich again aren’t I?

Score prediction for Tuesday night: Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle United

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Comment from: Raz [Visitor] Email ·
I was actually quite personally offended that Man City didn't even manage to beat Sheffield United. That was OUR grudge match, you muppets. And WE wouldn't have out balloons on the pitch and screwed it all up...
So the answer is yes :)

The Silly Season:

Oh yeah, last season's relegation trauma... Well, at least you won that one. God knows how.
PermalinkPermalink 28/01/08 @ 17:58
Comment from: Richard [Visitor] Email
You're right about the Man U game being make or break. Still, if we're out of the league and cup, that leaves us with a free run to the European Cup final again.
And the photo is beyond doubt Theo. The fact you can clearly see his face gives it away a bit.

The Silly Season:
Yeah, I probably could have spent more time looking at the face.

Blimey, that's confidence... Relying on the European Cup - A competition Arsenal have never won. Imagine it though... What a season to Arsenal.
PermalinkPermalink 28/01/08 @ 18:14
Comment from: Raz [Visitor] Email ·
And now I'm annoyed at the next round's draw... Winnable! Again!
Haha I think maybe I'm taking it too far.
Also, even I knew it was Theo Walcott. Come on!

The Silly Season:
Not you as well. I'm never going to live that down!

Never mind the cup, they all must seem winnable after beating Liverpool.
PermalinkPermalink 29/01/08 @ 18:09
Comment from: Colm O\'Connor [Visitor] Email
Yes i was misled but my name was in bright lights for all the world to ssee.

The Silly Season:
Will a used ticket stub for Notts County Vs Bristol Rovers do for a prize? Just found it in the car...
PermalinkPermalink 29/01/08 @ 22:38
Comment from: Colm O\\\'Connor [Visitor] Email
Oh Yes. I'll settle for that
PermalinkPermalink 31/01/08 @ 23:38

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