Tuesday, February 2, 2016


"I made an exception for the FA Cup-ties; these I wanted Arsenal to win despite my absence, but we got knocked out 1-0 at West Brom. (I had been forced to go to bed before the result came through—the tie was played on a Wednesday night—and my mother wrote the score down on a piece of paper and attached it to my bookcase ready for me to look at in the morning. I looked long and hard: I felt betrayed by what she had written. If she loved me, then surely she could have come up with a better result than this. Just as hurtful as the score was the exclamation mark she had placed after it, as if it were … well, an exclamation. It seemed as inappropriate as if it had been used to emphasise the death of a relative: “Gran died peacefully in her sleep!”"

-Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch


  1. You think you've got problems ?

    I support Leyton Orient !!!

  2. For what it's worth, Leyton Orient is a really cool name for a club! Also, Brisbane Road has a very intimate environment to watch a match.

    London has such a rich tradition of football.
    Hopefully I'll be able to return one day and take a football pilgrimage through the city!

  3. You will love it. Mind you, there's about ten different clubs to visit, so bring your money !!!