Thursday, April 28, 2016

11 symptoms that you are a football fanatic

  1. You plan your weekend around when your team is playing that week
  2. You ask your friend or partner "when's halftime?" during a movie 
  3. The painful period of nothingness between the end of the football season and the beginning of the new season drives you crazy
  4. Explaining the offside rule to someone who doesn't understand it feels like your personal duty 
  5. You don't care much about the rest of the channels as long as ESPN, Star Sports, Ten Sports and Ten Action are a part of your Cable TV package
  6. You scream louder for a goal scored by a player from your favourite football club than for a six by a cricketer from your national team.
  7. You plan your next transfer on Fantasy Premier League (FPL) during breaks at work.
  8. Your weekend feels productive and complete if you've managed to play football
  9. You are not amused when people refer to the game as 'Soccer'
  10. You draw inspiration for life from sporting stories like Leicester City F.C. 2015-16
  11. "Some people think that football is a matter of life and death. I can assure you, it's much more serious than that" is a quote that you strongly identify with


  1. Say, what kinda fanatic keeps track of things like 'Alibaba's Jack Ma could buy AC Milan from Silvio Berlusconi?' Or, you know 'Jorge Sampaoli rejected Blues after Roman Abramovich talks?' Shouldn't sampaoli be *******? Yeah, i deliberately decapitalized the s of his name..... its kinda like decapitating, i reckon!

    Jokes apart, i believe sporting can sometimes be as fanatical as religion. Perhaps, much more.

  2. hehe...I guess a fanatic who is more interested in the business of sport than the sport itself :)
    I see your penchant for violence has not deserted you as yet :P
    And yeah, amen to that!