Good evening ladies and gentlemen. This is the regular meeting of the blogosphere group of Footballaholics Anonymous. My name is Enzo and I am a footballaholic and your Chairperson.
Let us open the meeting with a moment of silence for the good players we had to let go in the last transfer window, followed by the Serenity Prayer:
God, grant me the Serenity to accept the bollocks refereeing decisions I cannot change, Courage to call the bastard a cheat when I’m within range, and Wisdom to show indifference to the loud mouthed Manchester United fan at work when we lose.
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The only requirement for membership is a love of football. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are self-supporting through our own obsession.
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Our primary purpose is to talk football and help other footballaholics to talk football.
We will now read “Coconuts – Cambridge United v Newcastle United” from the 1976-1986 chapter of ‘Fever Pitch’ by Nick Hornby.
I now invite any new members to introduce themselves by their first name only – a new member is anyone who has a desire to talk football and is within their first thirty days on www.in-the-back-of-the.net
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