Saturday Afternoon Hell and Heaven

Settle down to watch FA Cup final.

Arsenal 2 nil down in approximately ten minutes.

Give up all hope, but keep watching while feeling despondent.

Arsenal get a goal back.

Arsenal keep nearly scoring a second but don’t.

Get tetchier. Pace about a bit.

Take self into kitchen to listen on the radio as the kids keep distracting me.

Turn radio volume off intermittently when Hull might score, can’t bear the pain.

Turn it up again.

Arsenal have equalised.

Extra time, oh god, don’t let it go to penalties, I won’t survive penalties.


This positivity last ten seconds before I become convinced Hull will get a goal back.

Spend remainder of game in abject agony with pulse racing.


*jumps up and down a bit and goes online to celebrate with fellow gooners*

Heart rate eventually returns to normal about 2 hours later.




It is not fun being a fan, it is torture. Torture repaid once in a blue moon when your team win something, so I am going to enjoy it. I watched the open bus tour on the telly, stroked the pictures in the newspaper, marvelled that Arsene Wenger looked so much younger immediately (and checked the mirror to see if the same anti-ageing effect had also happened to me, sadly not) and generally wallowed in the happiness. This will last about a week before World Cup nerves kick in. You lot who don’t like it are the lucky ones, sitting through it bored is infinitely better for your health!


Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. May 19, 2014 / 9:04 am

    I have to say it would have been the same in this house. With a gooner for a husband (and as a United supporter!) the last 9 years I have felt bad for celebrating when we won a trophy. This season I did fear the roles would be reversed for a long time but perhaps we might just have a properly competitive household again. 😉

    World Cup – we are excited and nervous. Not sure how many matches we will actually get to watch though with the time difference.

    And I agree, those that don’t like football are lucky!
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    • May 19, 2014 / 9:11 am

      Yes, the time difference sucks a bit doesn’t it! I remember watching games first thing in the morning with a cup of tea when it was in Korea – was really odd, had to do the school run with Betsy at half time!!
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  2. May 20, 2014 / 6:27 am

    For the ‘neutral’ ie everyone who wasn’t an Arsenal fan and therefore wanted Hull to win, there was never any question that Arsenal would win as soon as they’d scored. Funny how football gives people such different perspectives.
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    • May 20, 2014 / 8:44 am

      Yes, the World Cup is always a biggie, even for those who normally arent interested, lets hope its a good one!
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