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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