The 18 Stages Everyone Goes Through Ahead Of A Friday Night Kick-Off

United v Southampton tonight...

Clock

1. Initial confusion at finding out the match is on a Friday instead of a Saturday or Sunday

Confused

2. Before accepting that it's great and heading into work with so much more to look forward to than a usual Friday 

Whistle2

3. Because not only do you get to see your team tonight but tomorrow's the weekend

Happy

4. Meaning once the match is finished, you'll have a whole two days to play with

Weekend

5. A pile of work lands on your desk but, hey, it's Friday

Paprwork

6. You make it to lunch and all you can think about is what pub you're going to before the match 

Dinner

7. And all your talk of tactics and new signings is driving your co-workers round the bend 

Rock

8. But you don't care as the afternoon rolls in and you start texting your mates 

Text

9. Who all have different pre-match plans which don't line up with what you want to do 

Plan

10. You can't be arsed working so you spend the afternoon watching the clock 

Elmo

11. Quitting time finally arrives and you're outta there quicker than Usain Bolt

Simpswhistle

12. Then there's the inevitable crowded train to the match

Kramer

13. Followed by a few ales in a nearby pub 

Beer

14. Before arriving at the ground and soaking it all in

Oldtrafford

15. And all going well absolutely losing it losing it at full time

Celebrate

16. Because not only did your team win but it's also Friday night 

Friday

17. And as your team have already played this weekend you can manage your Saturday hangover without the distraction of going to a match

Hangoverr

18. Meaning Sunday can be spent exploring nature or whatever you want to complete the ideal weekend!

Nature

Written By

James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.

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