Ok this is not for the non-fan but finally the new 07/08 EPL season got under way last Saturday after three (long) months break. And I just got to write something about it.
Initially the reason I got into blogging was simply that. I had plenty of time at my disposal and football-less nights made it even more miserable. But the good thing that came out of it was I managed to spend more quality hours with my girl on every each of our Saturday night outings during the off-season.
You see, my girlfriend knows nuts about football and had wished I was the type who prefers going for a movie than to be glued on footies during weekends. Tough luck there. Altho I can feel for her sometimes, most of the time I just cant help it.
Once, towards the end of last season, we were really at each other’s throat while having dinner together at an exclusive place. It was supposed to be a special day or something. But since it fell on match-day where Arsenal were involved against one of the big teams, my mind was never there at the dinner table but instead roaming somewhere at the Emirates Stadium where the game was in the thick of the action. Until someone smses me to let in on the final result, my mind stays in North London. One thing about her, when she’s really pissed, I know she’ll switch on her elegant-silent mode and I’ll be left to dry. Come to think of it, maybe to be yelled at isnt so bad.
So anyway from Arsenal’s view-point, we had a perfect start. I’m not gonna bomb this blog on football that much but some of the gooners had organised a small get-together. It was an impromptu but we still managed to get a dozen for the opening match. Ultimately, the team did not disappoint despite an early scare. And here I am smiling while writing this.
I have promised her I WILL TRY to watch matches as less as I could this season. But since Saturdays is ‘our’ day, I am just glad today’s Sunday.