You Get To Watch The Champions League – The beauty of playing on Thursdays mean that you get Tuesday and Wednesday night off. Did you not see Spurs-Inter Tuesday night? Great game, and the HD interactive coverage is brilliant.
You Get To Travel To Far Flung Places You Didn’t Ever Believe You’d Get (Or Want) To Go To – Let’s face it, Barcelona, Madrid and Milan have all been done to death now. With budget airlines and last minute.com you get to while away an afternoon in deepest, darkest Eastern Europe, whilst topping up your air miles. Have you seen Hostel?
There’s Nothing Else To Do On A Thursday – It’s always that night of the week when the dilemma of do you go out or do you save yourself for the weekend (which it nearly is but not quite)? You never win the quiz nights at your local so why bother with that, plus Fridays always seem to go so much slower with a hangover.
Saturdays Are Free – No not the pop band. That would be good. No, you get the best day of the weekend off. You could watch Jeff and the boys on Soccer Saturday, nip into town for some shopping or watch Wagner on X Factor while still in your pyjamas.
You Get To Play On Sundays – And who doesn’t enjoy these irregular kick off times??
You Get To Burden Your Season – You can arrive back home at 4am on a Friday and then think about the gruelling prospect of Bolton away. All to get knocked out in February by someone who’s actually good.
You Get To Play On Poor Pitches – Didn’t want that cruciate ligament or Achilles tendon? Good, because you get to play on an energy-sapping quagmire. Always fun.
You Get To Appear On Channel 5 at 2.30pm – Not exactly prime time being straight after Neighbours but at least Fergie might be watching and come in with that big offer that the papers keep talking about.
You Don’t Have To Be As Good As Teams In The Top Four – But you still get to appear on the ‘big stage’ that is European football. Although unlike Arsenal, Chelsea and the rest you didn’t have to be as consistent all last season, didn’t have to have as much quality or you finished as a runner-up in the Carling Cup. Well done.
You Get To Face Easier Opposition – Bit of a no-brainer this one, but who would you rather play for 3 precious points, Lech Poznan or Arsenal? Oh hang on…
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