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It’s that time of the year again! Here’s a quick update about the little “service” I have been providing.

Starting this season, updates will also be available for all Championship, League 1 and League 2 matches in addition to the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League games. FA Cup and League Cup action will also be covered.

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You just freaked your wife out

Background
For Liverpool fans, the perfect footballing weekend is:
1) Liverpool win.
2) ManU drop points (preferably lose).
3) Everton drop points (preferably lose).


Situation 1
Half Time, ManU vs Sunderland

Me: I have some good news and some bad news.
Wife: What?
Me: Good news is that Manu are drawing at Half Time. Bad news is they are still going to win.

(cut to an hour later, into injury time at the Theater of Screams)

*Vidic scores the winner for ManU with barely a couple of minutes to go*

Me: I told you so.
Wife (pissed off): I hate them!


Situation 2
Mid-way through the second half in the Everton vs Aston Villa game, Everton trailing 1-2

Me: You know what I’d like. I’d like to see Everton equalize.
Wife (dirty look): What?!
Me: Yeah, I’d like to see them equalize, only for Villa to break their hearts with an injury time winner.

(cut to half an hour later)

*Everton equalize deep into injury time*

Me: Oh, well!
Wife: Crap! (or words to that effect)

*Before we have time to react further, Ashley Young pops up with the winner for Villa straight after play resumes. Ref signals end of game.*

Me (laughing uncontrollably): Ha ha ha, I love it!
Wife (stares at me for a few seconds): You just freaked your wife out!

I had a dream

Two dreams actually. First, the Liverpool Board went behind my back and installed Juande Ramos as my replacement after I won the League + FA Cup double in Football Manager. Second, Oil touched 145 USD a barrel.

Have to say that both dreams worry me a great deal. By the time you read this, the second one might actually have come true. I am not going to start up FM for a while to ensure that the first one doesn’t come true – atleast for a while – because it sounds exactly the kind of thing the men assholes presently in charge of the great institution would do.

Dreams? More like nightmares!