It is refreshing to experience what once was and previously treasured. Even if such things were routine and unspectacular, they made up a happy part of our existence. When removal or loss occurs then we can all perceive the true value of what we had and has lost as well as what there is to be regained.
The unlucky are nothing more than a frame of reference for the lucky. You are unlucky, so I may know that I am. Unfortunately the lucky never realizes they are lucky until it's too late. Take yourself for instance; yesterday you were better off than you are off today but it took today for you to realize it. But today has arrived and it's too late. You see? People are never happy with what they have. They want what they had, or what others have. The grass is always greener on the other side.
ETW has realised this year that it is pertinent to understand the value of what is around us and cherish those who bring not only joy but loyalty, happiness, and support to us each day. When those things are lost be it from our own folly or through unfortunate circumstances, perspective should or indeed, does reign. Recently, one of our esteemed contributors reminded us that it is important to be thankful and ETW could not agree.
Despite the column title, ETW enjoys the free editorial reign given to play around with the misery persona and round up of what's going on in the world of football. A few things have happened this week beyond Blatter blathering at Oxford University. There's been news of Ian Holloway's resignation through mental and physical fatigue. Zlatan is Zlatan and has reminded the football world of that once again. French football may need to examine its soul in the coming months. The MLS season is heading into its final weekend for this year's regular season.
Liverpool are preparing for a game against West Bromwich Albion and it is hoped that the club will get back on track after a somewhat disappointing result against Newcastle when fortuitous (such an adjective is kind to Mbiwa) circumstances provided a notable second half advantage. Brendan Rodgers stood up to Sir Alex Ferguson admirably and protected his players with distinction.
There has been a lovely distraction and a friendly competitiveness that has been instigated by FoxElipsus with the Premier League predictions game. It is something that others may care to join and it's a game that only takes a minute or two each week to be involved in. There are plenty of fun ways to be involved with such a great community unlike any other and even though the issue has been addressed let's not forget what we have here. It is unlike many other footballing communities online with eclectic, unique, down to earth, knowledgeable, open, and respectful members.
So this may be unwarranted or perhaps I may have missed the bus but this place is like no other.
There's a dispute about the singer's identity but just listen to the lyrics and the vibe - Diamond in the Back