Football: Transfer window is rehab for soccer junkies

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Football fans want their weekly dose of football

When football season is over, fans lose their minds.

There comes a period every year (June-August) that we men absolutely hate.

It's the period when football season is over. A period where there is little or no fun during the weekends or weekdays. On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Real Madrid won the Champions League which brought the football season to an end.

Now we are faced with an uneventful stretch of days before club football starts. Where is your face o' Lord? The Confederations Cup is the poor man's version of the World Cup. Friendly matches are boring as a Nigerian politician's speech.

 

For guys who are married or have girlfriends, there is no hiding place now. You will follow madam to every social outing and family event until you get tired of Jollof rice and beer. It's their time now. After enduring six months of weekend football and Champions League matches, it is now your time to watch E! or some senseless reality show.

 

For single guys, boredom has a new face. Watching old matches won't make things better and you are more than likely to lose your mind if you are monitoring the transfer window.

 

Football is an addiction and we are addicts. We need a weekly dose of games to keep us on a high. When football is over we have withdrawal pains. Symptoms include arguing over silly stats, old games and monitoring the transfer window every second.

 

The Nigerian Professional Football League would have helped to deal with our addiction but let's face it, Nigerian football is not on the same level as La Liga or the English Premier League.

It doesn't give us the same dose of adrenaline and tension that we are used to when watching our favourite team. As human beings, we are creatures of excitement. We live for the thrill and nerve-wracking moments, the pregnant silence when our favourite striker is one on one with a keeper.

 

No one has come up with the perfect antidote for post season blues. These next few weeks are going to be hard on us. The football games on TV will be pale in comparison to the no-nonsense footie during the regular league.

Here is to a few weeks in rehab till Ronaldo & co give us a shot of adrenaline again. 



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