Your humble blogger has issues just now but when two of his teams do well, it makes things considerably better.
Most sports fans are content with just the one team but this one follows the exploits of Geelong, Liverpool, AFC Wimbledon and Arbroath, although lately there’s been some pressure to change the last one to St Johnstone.
Oh, plus this team:
Anyway, some years back, along with so many other thousands of fans, I was appalled that Wimbledon was stolen and taken to Milton Keynes and for a long time, MK Dons were head and shoulders above.
Ever so slowly, the new supporter based team climbed up, league by league until they got to League One, which the early games suggested was just a bit beyond this plucky bunch, Peter Principle.
This happened yesterday:
… which placed them here:
One must remain humble, not gloat in any way, shape or form:
… because it could change in the twinkling of an eye – we are in a very fragile time, as readers know. So no words of that sort, just well done AFCW so far. Cup runneth over and all that.
Coming back to this multi-club business, there is a reason. In the beginning, there was Bradford Park Avenue, my father’s club but it folded. During the 70s, allegiance switched to Leeds U – Bremner, Lorimer etc. Bradford City was never an option, though it’s nice to see them do well.
There were also my sojourns downunder and Geelong FC was my father’s choice, Melbourne my mother’s. Over here, while I was over there, Wimbledon had its win and I thought why not? There was no club left really to support over here.
However, I came back to see them going down the gurgler and only AFC Wimbledon was left. In Scottish, I knew a lady who liked Arbroath, though I liked Partick Thistle. In recent years, perched midway between Manchester and Liverpool, one of those was the logical team and Rodgers looked good at that point.
That’s the messy world of football allegiances.