OK, apologies upfront. If you are bored by football, this blog post isn’t going to be up to much. But after 24 hours after the conclusion of the Premier League season, it is difficult not to feel complete admiration for Manchester City and how they responded to adversity yesterday.
Cast your mind back to before the last game of the season. Man City with the best home record facing QPR, the team with the worst away record. All Man City have to do is beat QPR and the title is theirs, after 44 years in the wilderness. If they slip up, Man United who have notched up championship after championship are poised to nick the title over at Sunderland.
Yes, I know its only football but can you honestly say that you have faced anything in your business as tough as going into injury time 2-1 down against QPR knowing that Man United were winning against Sunderland. Imagine, the horror, the sheer terror of thinking Man United were going to win the title again after a loss against the Premier Leagues 17th placed team – on the last day of the season.
Five minutes later, 3-2 win, Man City pick up the trophy. Unbelievable.
OK, again, it is only football but it is difficult not to feel incredible inspiration from such a victory. I’m not a Man City fan (I support Southend United and I was there on Saturday to see them beat by Crewe Alexandra in the League 2 first round play-off first leg) but I am genuinely stunned by the events of yesterday and think that if a team like that, with its history of disappointment and pre-determined failure can grasp 3 points in 5 minutes of injury time then I think anything is possible for any business owner in these recessionary times.
That’s the first and last blog about football. Promise!
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