There's only four teams involved in football's top honours these days, so what's it like to win silverware every season? This is the blog of one football fan who decided to, fully and unconditionally, do the unthinkable and change the football team he supported to spend one season at the top... AND NOW HE'S DOING A SIMILAR THING FOR EURO 2008 WITH A MATE BECAUSE THE SEASON'S FINISHED AND THEY'RE BOTH BORED

News flash: The NEW Silly Season!!!


Oh yes, The Silly Season can exclusively reveal that it will be here for another season!

I have smashed The Silly Season’s transfer record by signing East Midlands correspondent Adam Buss on a permanent deal worth in excess of £25 for the 08/09 season.

Adam yesterday: “I’m really happy to sign for a blog with such passionate supporters”

Now, as a pair of football punks, we’re going to attack the game and its stayed traditions head-on next season.

A lot of different things will be happening in the new season, rather than us just trying to write a lot about one subject and just talking shit. There will be more exclusive pictures (or drawings on Post-it notes), more videos and… other stuff!

There may even be some sort of reverse Silly Season thing going on with Adam, who is a Liverpool fan - although we haven’t discussed this yet… I just thought of it then.

Anyway, stick around because hopefully two brains are better than one - and we’ll make it good.

We may even make some special Silly Season T-shirts that no one will buy!


Score prediction:

Shocker! Germany 0-3 Turkey


Adam’s post below is absolutely right.


you could support Turkey!

Which is what I’m going to.

Knew I should have chosen them in the first place…


Plus, keep you’re peeled for an *new* announcement soon about what’s coming up on The Silly Season

Matt, London correspondant

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They think it's all over it is...not yet


The joy of football

How bad are we at picking teams? It’s like The Silly Season is cursed because of our crimes against fandom. Croatia still entertained and it was a pleasure being a pseudo supporter of the mighty Hrvatska for one night. Modric will light up the premiership next season and someone has to put a bid in for Rakitic. But they are out, and so are we.

So what do we do now? In all honesty it feels like being an England fan again. It’s quarter/semi final time and the team we are supporting is out, so no change there then! It’s usually at this point where the unadulterated joy of football can come to the fore and this morning I found myself getting very excited about Mehmet Topal’s strike from the edge of the area whilst watching the highlights on BBC interactive. It’s quite simple I (we) LOVE FOOTBALL and no matter who is playing there are always moment of shear joy.

As far as I’m concerned I’m not supporting or favouring anyone from now on and I think London feels the same.

Bring on the football, bring on the joy.

Silly Season East Midlands

Croatia: Brazil of the Balkans!


Never doubted it for a second…

It was always Croatia that we really wanted to support, me and Adam (The Silly Season’s new recuit).

We we’re forced into supporting Romania against our will, by a cruel character known as False Hope.

But this is Croatia’s time. I can feel the momentum and the destiny of a team winning against the odds.

Even without Eduardo they look like a very good team. Modric, Srna, Pranjic, Olic… all the household names are there.

They’d better not bloody lose…

Score prediction: Croatia 3-1 Turkey

Matt, The Silly Season London correspondent

In a Mootu


What do we do now?

After last night’s very sad but rather uninspiring attempt of Romania to beat Holland The Silly Season is at sea.

I did really want Romania to win, and last night felt… different. It felt like I was going to watch the team I support. But, that said, my support for the team, quite understandably, was/is wafer-thin. I’m already looking around to see who else I can support now.

But is that allowed, or should there be some rule to this - like support the team who put Romania out. Or not support anybody?

Me and Adam’s football-supporting relationship has hit a rocky patch too. He wants us to go for Italy now. I want to go for anyone but Italy…

Maybe I should relent – that would be a proper test, turning a hatred for a particular team into full-blown support. Don’t get wrong, I love Italian football, it’s just all the moaning and skriking the Azzuri do in major tournaments… Make the biggest noise and you get your own way syndrome, it call it.

Or maybe we should support different teams now - rival it up…

Or maybe you lot should decide.

Matt, The Silly Season, London correspondant

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