It's been a rough week for some, hey?

2011-03-02 00:00

Well, it was the weekend of the Ham, wasn’t it?

I simply refuse to get drawn into a discussion regarding the derby.

It still hurts too much. How my beloved Kaizer Chiefs can find a way to lead me on for all of 93 minutes, and then let things slip is beyond me.

I think it will take a week of listening to tear-inducing music provided by someone like Adele to numb this feeling.

I mean how? Why, Chiefs? Why?

We could have been top of the charts, gazing down at those arrogant Pirates supporters who suddenly think they are destined for the title.

It cuts me deep when I hear them go on about how long they have managed to stay atop the table. And we thought the pirates of Somalia had a nerve.

And I just so happen to know enough of them to make my life just uncomfortable enough on a daily basis. It is a terrible thing.

But, for once, I wasn’t the only one nursing a broken heart.

One of my brothers supports not only Chiefs, but Arsenal, too.

Oh, the joy he had this past weekend!

It has always humoured me how we all have two sides, one locally and another abroad - usually in the English Premiership.

What really makes me laugh is when you get people who say; “Ya, my one side lost, but at least my beloved Liverpool made up for it.”

Well, they wouldn’t really say that, because Liverpool is not exactly a model of consistency. But you know what I mean.

So imagine my poor sibling, after watching Chiefs do like the Titanic on Saturday, he then had to endure Birmingham disarming the Gunners in the Carling Cup.

How under was he? I know he didn’t eat. In fact, I can’t recall him eating much since.

Who the hell loses a cup final to Birmingham? I mean, they were so surprised they got to the final, they didn’t even organise their matchday suits on time!

And yet, somehow, Arsenal contrived to extend their trophy drought against them.

And while the Gunners were auditioning for best dramatic collapse, Liverpool were being turned over by another Ham, this time the one from the West.

The Hammers haven’t had much bite the whole season, so the Reds would have expected to get three points from them.

Think again, though, because suddenly all of Liverpool’s frailties from the past came back to haunt them.

It is all too much for a man to take, me thinks. And I have seen many Liverpool fans over the last few days. They don’t want to even think about talking to me.

Sadly, I am in just as grim a state as them. My beloved Leeds got hammered over the weekend, and this occurred before Chiefs broke my heart.

It is all I could do not to head for the dvd store, rent something ridiculous like Bridget Jones’s Diary, and weep into the night.

I don’t know if my little brother did reach for the tissues at one stage. I cannot be sure. But I heard plenty of sniffs through the night. Blerrie football, hey.

It’s no wonder women don’t bother taking it too seriously.

It just hurts too much at times.

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