Football Bloody ’ell

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Football Bloody ’ell

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istory will recall two major communities whose collective sense of entitlement has come back to haunt them – Americans, and Manchester United fans.

At times during the season gone by, the United fan in me wanted to curl up with a bottle and forget about football for a couple of years. Two seasons of depressing football matches and a laboured trudge to fifth place had taken its toll, especially since I tend to build my life around match days. But as I contemplated football fan suicide, the fire was kept alive by the high-drama enthusiast in me, stoked by the this-cannot-be-happening story of the season — Leicester City were going to be champions.