As I’ve grown older and as I’ve approached and entered my early sixties many things have changed about me, I’ve become more mellow and relaxed, I’m much more philosophical about life and it’s problems, I’m comfortable with my standard of life and I always look for positives, even when things are going badly, in fact, the older I get, I seem to be happier. I’ve got no regrets and feel that life in general has dealt me a good hand.
However, when it comes to the football club I support, I seem to have less patience, I’ve become more critical of the players and management, I’m more frustrated with the lack of silverware and I moan about them much more than when I was younger.
It’s not as if I haven’t experienced many great times with the club, the Double in the early seventies, I was at White Hart Lane when we clinched the League title and then at Wembley a week later to see us beat Liverpool to win the FA Cup. Since then I’ve seen them win several trophies and become the ‘invincibles’.
Many supporters of other clubs would sell their grandmothers to have been able to support a team like ours and to have had the success of the Arsenal.
So why am I becoming increasingly annoyed at our recent lack of shiny stuff?
I believe it comes down to one vital element of getting older……. death is approaching.
Consequently, I feel that time is running out and I want to see more trophies and success before I quit this life, before I go to the bar in the sky where the barmaid is a topless angel and the whisky flows from her nipples. Am I being unreasonable? Should I be content with what my team have already achieved? Am I just a moaning old git ?
So my recent experiences of ageing, of mellowing out, leading a more relaxed lifestyle, and being happy and contented with my lot, is totally at odds with my experiences as a Gooner, where I experience totally opposite feelings, feelings of frustration, anger, impatience and disappointment.
Even drinking large amounts of alcohol doesn’t alleviate my recent feelings towards the club, so what is the answer? There’s a few old gits posting on here, what are your thoughts?
Oh and by the way, we have a match in Spain tonight……..
Come on you fucking Gunners