It’s been all change in our house since the UK football season start last weekend. Him indoors has signed up to video highlights on the internet, started scouring the sports channels for programmes and generally getting overly excited about a few men kicking a ball about a field.
Somehow I should have known better that his footie passion wouldn’t go away, even if he is 12,000 miles away from the action. And, I can’t begrudge his armchair sporting pastime – it keeps him occupied and out of my hair!
The only thing I really object to is getting the blame when his beloved Coventry FC lose. You’d think that I was personally responsible for the result just yesterday when they were thrashed by my Dad’s local team.
The kiwi’s don’t really get that excited about the soccer, it’s rugby that’s their obsession. There’ll be some competition in our household for the TV at the weekend as the All Blacks play the test match in South Africa. That’s if I can get anywhere near the remote control to switch off the retched footie from the West Midlands!