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The curse of being a Sharks and Arsenal fan

23 July 2014, 07:27
Sport has this great ability to bring out a whole plethora of emotion in people, and this is why I love it... from depressing lows to absolute ecstasy! Unfortunately my last several years of support have been nothing but endless frustration.
Good team, good season, crash out in the knock-out phases...rinse, clean, repeat. That is the script written for the Guppies (Sharks) ever since I have supported them. The most vivid memory I have is of Bryan Habana running through the Sharks' defence after the hooter, like Moses walking through the parted sea! This season looks to be no different... after throwing away a wonderful lead in the log, we now have the unenviable task of playing the Crusaders in Christchurch - Ouch! Whilst possible, I can't see this happening...but at least I have something to watch on Saturday morning.
And I must be a sucker for pain, because my football club offer not much more joy. A great start to the new millennium has slowly turned into so many seasons of what-if's and so closes for the Arsenal. I must say that at least last season we were a bit closer than recent seasons gone, and the transfer window has been quite kind, so I am quietly optimistic of what lies ahead. Also, an FA Cup victory will do the confidence a world of good for the players. 
For too long Wenger has looked an extremely frustrated figure - more than the guy that made the Excel list of "no sex reasons". At times I blame it on his quest for the beautiful game to come through, instead of just knowing how to win (even win ugly). At our prime in the early millennium we were gorgeous to watch, but the game has changed and moved on. I hope for Wenger's sake that he can finally lift the premiership after so many years barren.
So you may ask why I put myself through this... and many will argue that such "almost" teams are not worth supporting, but I would disagree. The Sharks have given me many a reason to wake up early on a Saturday to watch semi-finals and finals, and the Gunners tend to go late into the season in most cups and challenge for the title. 
So yes, they may have made me lose some hair along the way, but at least they have given me excitement, frustration, heartbreak, etc. To me, sport is something that brings people together and these two teams have given me lots of that. They continue to provide entertainment in truck loads.
With all this heartbreak, surely there must be some joy soon?? (Hoping for you Guppies)

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