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"Something kind of hit me today..."

Rob Noxious

Retro Supremo⭐
Oct 23, 2008
Strange that a thought from a bygone life should hit me today ... but here it is anyway. I got stuck on the M25 en route to a midweek home game against Northampton back in the Autumn of our super season 1990-91. We'd played them just recently in whatever the Leyland DAF was back then (Sherpa Van?) and I suddenly threw a wobbly and decided I just couldn't hack it anymore, turned off at Junction 2 and headed up the A2 and back to South London, where I lived at the time. It broke a spell where I'd been watching every home game and a fair proportion of away games for about three or four seasons. Though I still went to a lot of games after until I had to put in mega-hours for a course I was doing from '91-'93, it was never the same for me even though it was our historic season. Weird. I don't say I fell out of love with The Blues, but going to the games stopped being a central part of my life. Has anyone else experienced something similar ? I think it was a mid-life crisis looking back now as I can't imagine not thinking about what my next game following our team is going to be, even from these faraway parts ...