Date:Sunday April 8 2012
Sometimes family responsibility comes before Arsenal, not often, but sometimes there are no options other than sucking it up, missing the football and doing so with a smile on your face.
Unfortunately today was one of those days, however the outcome of the match makes it all the more bearable.
With Easter Sunday traditionally being a family day in my house, it had long been a realisation that this meant I would surely miss the action in what turned out to be a massive game in our season.
Having started the day hunting Easter eggs with the boy, followed by a wonderfully prepared Sunday roast, a few pints of Guinness and a visit from the old dear, I sat fixated, staring at the BBC Sports application on my ageing android phone.
Never has one man pressed the "refresh" button so often in such a short space of time.
Even though I hadn`t watched the game, I always felt this was one match that was more than win-able. We`ve played well against the big boys this season and late goals seem to be our forte, I didn`t know how well we`d done, but my gut told me we would emerge triumphant.
So even though my family was surprised to see a man supposedly watching Toy Story with a small child sat on his knee almost launch the unsuspecting nipper across the room and begin jumping up and down, cheering, I wasn`t as shocked to see us net a late winner as my celebration might suggest.
So thanks Mikel for giving me a perfect end to a perfect day …. Well as perfect as it could be without actually getting to see the game.
Date:Sunday April 8 2012
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