Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Mood altering phenomena

There are two things which can radically change the way I feel and over which I have no control whatsoever. One is the sunshine (it makes me happy) and the other is the performance of my football team.

Liverpool have lost four games in a row - they haven't won the title for 20 years and they are not looking likely to progress past the group stage of the Champions League. Is this the sign of a club in crisis?

It certainly didn't do my heart good to see Stevie G being consoled off the pitch against Lyon with a recurring injury. We 'entertain' the red shite at Anfield this weekend. Without him or Torres and with Benitez tinkering with the team like a mad puppeteer (why on this earth would you replace Benayoun with Voronin for no apparent reason?), we could be in serious need of a paddle. And maybe a bucket and spade. After all, we've already got the beach ball.
I just hope I don't entirely succumb and sink into total despondancy. There's plenty of time for that yet. We have a bank holiday coming up this weekend (they call them statutory days here). It will probably rain.


blurooferika said...

Cheer up, Kate. Know that no matter how despondent you are about L's performance, others around the world are feeling your pain. To wit, the Gracious Host is not at all pleased, either.

Oh, and...(sing in a whiny new york 9-year-old accent) the sun'll come out tomorrow!

Kate Blackhurst said...

Thank you for your kind words, Gracious Hostess. Does it make us bad people that we are cheered by the pain of others? Or is it good that we can share in suffering? Who knows? x

MIke Houlahan said...

Well, I'd guess events over the weekend -- 2-0 and 6-0 -- will have cheered you up. Nice of your B-team to lose to the Gunners though.

Kate Blackhurst said...

Ha! Yes, even though it rained all day on Monday I kept on smiling through. And has anyone drug-tested the Phoenix?

I followed the live stream of this morning's cup match on the BBC and at first wondered whether I had the right game - there were so many unfamiliar names. I hope our loss means we are concentrating our efforts in all the right places. That's what we call positive spin round our way!

Hope all is well in sunny Dunners.

Kate x