Alas Everton came back with two late goals to crush my dreams of a boring title run in.
Instead now Utd have to go to Man City on Monday week and get some sort of result or City will be in the box seat with two matches to go and the noisy neighbours are sure to win the league.
Well my dilemma is, for the first time ever, that I can’t bring myself to watch a game of football!
In 34 odd years of being stuck zombified in front of the TV (mostly horizontal watching football in 3D), I am seriously contemplating not watching the biggest game of the year so far, certainly the biggest ever Manchester derby.
But the even bigger question, is how do you avoid big information these days?
How can I go dark like Jack Bauer would in 24?
I can’t go on Facebook, someone will be talking through every kick. I can’t use my phone because my Facebook alerts will give the score away. Can’t go on twitter for the same reasons. Laptop is out again for the same reason, rolling, scrolling non-stop streams of news about everything. I can’t watch the 4,000,00o other channels I’ve got on Sky Anytime (love it) as it’ll be too tempting to switch it over.
I suppose I could take Mrs Welch out for a meal but nowadays a member of staff will shout out goal because they have a flat screen in the kitchen. And the same goes for some other nerdy people (I’ve seen them) IPad out on the table with no manners and less shame.
No, I’ve come to the conclusion that these days in London you can’t go dark.
Although it’s changed the world for the better I suppose, that information finds itself out there to tumble dictators or catch MPs charging expenses for the wife’s porn.
Still I sometimes find myself pining for Ceefax – the original info tool that hid away unless you were really bored/desperate and, by the time you got to the page you wanted, the football would have been finished anyway.