Date:Thursday July 3 2008
I spent a few days fishing last week. The weather was good but I didn`t catch anything too impressive - no records were threatened. But it did make me think how much like the current transfer market fishing can be.
There you sit in quiet anticipation that the next one you pull out is the one to take pride of place in your photobook and as the minutes and hours tick by you get ever more fidgety wondering what is going on under the surface. Are you using the right bait? Are you fishing the right spot? Such things pass through your mind as you sit in inactive contemplation. Passers by will tell you that just a little further along someone else has landed a prize catch and yet another is reeling one in as we speak. Of course a couple have got off the hook but that`s normal. You are offered different advice as to what you might have a chance of pulling in but really you only want those worth catching.
Still you sit looking at the float, which every so often gives a little twitch, alerting you to the tantalising prospect that something is going on only to sit back as stillness descends once again. Then suddenly the float disappears under the surface and you lift your rod certain that you will bring this one up to find that nothings there and your bait as gone. So you start again with fresh bait having been told that there are some Nasris just waiting to bring to the surface. Maybe also some quality specimen of a defensive midfielder to replace the one that got away last month. At the worst you might pick up a small Bischoff to go with the young Rambo you already have in the net.
Football didn`t always feel like fishing. At one point, before the age of instant information, you would only be fully aware of the summers comings and goings at the start of the new season. I suspect it was probably better that way. Still, every thing comes to those who wait. The excitement is in the anticipation. Time for a stretch and a pee in the bushes. Something`s bound to be happening by the time I get back.
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Date:Thursday July 3 2008
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