There’s only about 5 weeks to go of the football season and Tan and I have been comparing notes about what we’ve said to our respective spouses re the amount of footie on the telly right now.
It’s along the lines of ……. ‘look I know there’s a lot of football on right now but there’s a lot of key games which will decide the whole season so I need to watch them’. Pretty feeble I know but it seems to work, although occasionally I have to go to Tan’s to watch a game or even descend into the bowels of the house to watch a match in the den.
Luckily there are no summer tournaments this year so the girls will get about six weeks off before it starts all over again.
Very, very occasionally I watch a game on the telly and think why am I watching 22 men kicking a ball about? It’s the same as golf – watching 60 men hitting a little white ball with a stick, or tennis where 2 men hit a ball at each other but then a football game comes on which is so exciting, it rekindles any marginal loss of enthusiasm. We’ve had two 4-4 draws recently and both games were an advert for all that is good about the game. Thrilling, end-to-end matches with the result of the game swinging one way then the other. Magnificent.
So girls, there’s only about five weeks to go – maybe six, so please bear with us. We’ve got the European Champions League semis and then the final. We’ve got the FA and Scottish Cup Finals. We’ve got the UEFA Cup Final and the last 4 weeks of the various leagues.
So, as I said, please bear with us for these last few exciting weeks – we don’t complain about your endless ‘home improvement’ programmes or ’10 years younger’ works of fiction or even the endless soaps. But I have to stop now as there’s a game on! C’mon the Reds.