Once the match started, I really enjoyed myself because it was on a big screen unlike the norm at home where we watched TV on a small TV. Moreover, the TV at my friend’s house was a flat screen. It was a new world to me.

As the game progressed, I started to dislike Manchester United’s style of play. The players seemed very rough and I was a very reserved high school student. Among the Arsenal players I noticed being roughed up were Vieira, Reyes and Henry. I remember Manchester United won the game, which made my friend very happy. For me, the win just compounded my hatred to Manchester and planted a seed of love for Arsenal.
A couple of years later, I joined the university. This is where I learnt everything I know about football. The seed that was planted during the game I watched at my friend’s … Read the rest