So it’s almost a week since the season ended on Sunday.
I know some of you would say the season didn’t end till Tuesday because ManU played then but we all know that match was pretty meaningless.
I mean they needed to score 19 goals for the game to have any significance and that was never going to happen. In the end, they scored 4 out of 19 although 1 of those 4 was scored in their own net.
Anyways, seeing as there isn’t much to do these days till the Euros begin, I was reminiscing on the past season and all that happened there in, watching the highlights of some games, reading past news posts and all.
Of all the games we played this season, there was one that stood out. Not because of the scores or kind of goals scored or any other thing, but for the simple fact that the game was a true picture of our entire season.
The game was a perfect image of our season. Look at you thinking that draw with Liverpool or that defeat to Chelsea or any other game.
Well, allow me to burst your bubbles and tell you it was that 3-3 draw with West Ham, the same one where we allowed Caroll to score a hattrick.
Okay Okay, relax and allow me to break it down to you.
The game was an early kick-off and we all know how bad our records are with those early kick-offs, well save for that 2-0 victory over Everton, I don’t think we won any other one.
You wonder to yourself, what did our season go like?
It’s easy, walk with me *in DJ Khaled’s voice*
We started on a high, not losing a league game after that opening day defeat to this same West Ham, till we lost to Chelsea on September 19th, and then going on a 7 match unbeaten run (even topping in the table till early this year).
Then, thanks to injuries to major players, goal droughts, slump in form and life happening to us, we dropped and next thing we were fighting for our lives, fighting to ensure we finish in the top 4.
And in the end, after that 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on the final day, capping up a 9 match unbeaten run that signifies a late surge to ensure we finished second.
In the end, too little too late, we had lost the title.
Now remember we are talking about the West Ham game? How did that game go?
We started on a high (same way we started the season) going 2-0 up after 35 minutes, thanks to goals from Ozil and Alexis.
Then Caroll happened to us, scoring 3 goals in 8 minutes and by 52 minutes, we were down 3-2. We had slumped, made mistakes that led to us conceding, and now we were fighting for our lives. Sound familiar??
Now it was time for the late resurgence, Koscielny got one for us in the 7oth minute but it was too late.
The game ended there, 3-3. Till date I still cannot figure out how we allowed Caroll to score a hattrick and I guess I never will.
Oh well, that’s how the season went for me and if by any chance you think there was another game that mirrored our season better, please let me know.