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I've decided that football is bad for you
THERE are few things that distress me and I must say football is one of them.
I have come to the decision that football is bad for you.
It makes you feel like… well I can’t use that word, but you kind of get the gist.
When I was younger I got told ‘You win some and you lose some’.
The point is – that is rubbish.
The saying should be… ‘You hope you win, but most of the time you will lose and, when you do, just live with it’.
As a lifelong Rovers fan, I will have to say it has been a depressing week all round.
On the whole, though, I have come to the conclusion that I think it is watching football that makes you depressed, not the playing.
Last week I was forced out of retirement to play a competitive game.
And I have to say the standard has gone downhill.
There is no way a semi-balding 38-year-old bloke would have stood a chance against me racing towards him when I was twenty.
But, on the whole, I have to say it didn’t go too bad.
Playing football is like life itself.
When you are young, you hold on to the football too long and think you know everything.
As you get older, the football is just one part of this grand design.
Of course it helps if you can still run and don’t carry 15 stones around with you, which many of my friends do.
In fact, one of them is known for playing in a striped jumper. I think that jumper hides the weight.
And no matter how bad things are on the pitch at Blackburn Rovers, one bloke kind of put things into perspective this week when I lamented the downward spiral of my beloved club.
‘Not sure how we are going to get out of this one,’ I said.
‘Well, at least you still have your head,’ he exclaimed.
Yes. Everything is so much clearer now.
Merry Christmas to all.
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