08 October, 2013

How The Universe Nearly Got A Football Coincidence Right

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I've been a football fan since a child (that's soccer) when my dad used to take me to matches in London. I went to see the likes of Spurs, Chelsea, Fulham, Millwall, QPR and Arsenal. Back then it didn't cost an arm and a leg to watch a match, and you could simply turn up on the day - times have changed!

I was talking about Arsenal to someone we met as Karin and I went on our daily walk. The club are doing well in the league, at the time of writing, and the other chap wondered when Arsenal last won a major trophy. I didn't know the answer for sure and neither did he. As for Karin, she just looked blank - or was that bored!

We went on our way and Karin bent to pick up something from the pavement. I thought she'd found yet another coin, which she often does, but it was a pin badge. And what's more an Arsenal badge! Strange as they are a London club and I live in Cornwall about 300 miles away.


The badge stated "FA Cup Winners 2003 - Arsenal." So the question about them had been answered, or so I thought. However, when I checked on the Internet I saw that Arsenal had also won that particular cup in 2005 as well - and that was their last major trophy.

So the Universe nearly got it right! But it was still a coincidence to be talking about Arsenal and then finding the badge. I guess the Universe isn't a Gooner or it would have known the correct answer.

I found a website that shows to the second how long it is Since Arsenal Last Won a Trophy. When I looked it was 8 years 4 Months 13 Days 22 hours 58 minutes and 6 seconds. The way things are going that could be put right this year.

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6 comments:

  1. Arsenal!! How could you - I'm a Chelsea fan! Never mind, it's an interesting coincidence.

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  2. That's a pretty neat sync,but it's a pity Karin didn't find something more valuable,like a Spurs badge.-)

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    1. Spurs - now lets see. Oh yes, beaten at home in their last match by West Ham of all teams. Oh dear!

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  3. Good one! Really, what are the odds that just as you are talking about it, Karin finds that particular badge!

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    1. I'm always amazed at what she does find!

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