Football fans: Who you see at the game

Football fans by Tom NashThose of us who attend football matches have occasionally attended games so boring that entertainment is derived from watching others in the crowd. After a few of these games you start to notice certain types that appear at grounds all over the country (and indeed, the world). And I don’t mean those fans who shout tactics, appeal for ‘hand-ball’ and warn of a ‘man-on’. We all do that.

The jaded veteran
I guess the closest the ‘big’ clubs get to this is the long time fan who can remember ‘when all this was a terrace and it was a farthing for a programme.’ For the rest of us, it’s those fellas who, no matter what, are there watching the week in-week out drudgery that is lower level Association Football.
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Facebook: Obligation friends

Facebook by Tom NashWe’ve all got them. Those people on your friend list that you are obligated to keep there. They may constantly spout inane nonsense, you may hate them but until they remove you or close their account, on that list of ‘friends’ they will remain. Thank Christ for that ‘hide’ button, eh? Here’s a few examples:

The ex
Once you were the overly sentimental couple but those days are over. Now they exist on your list to either reassure you that you did the best thing or to feed your bitterness and resentment toward them and the entire relationship. Depending on how it ended of course.
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