I wrote this just before the world turned again on Saturday. Trying to help get him back to this mindset again. Thankyou for all your support, it really has helped. I know some people will say it was just a pet, but given what went before it….. it really has hit him hard. Feels like he has regressed back to the days when his mum died.
“Dad I’m going to tell you the winners of the main football leagues since 2009.”
I grabbed my iPad to check the dates and help with the blanks, shouldn’t have bothered
Ours is easy it’s 2018 Man City, 2017 Chelsea, 2016 Leicester, 2015 Chelsea, 2014 Man City, 2013 Man Utd, 2012 Man City, 2011 Man Utd, 2010 Chelsea and 2009 was Man Utd.
Scotland is easy it’s Rangers for the first three years then Celtic since 2012.
In France it’s easy as it’s PSG except in 2009 when it was Bordeaux, 2010 Marseille, 2011 Lille, 2012 was a team starting with M but I can’t say it and 2017 Monaco.
For La Liga it’s Barcelona in 09,10,11,13,15,16,18. Real in 12,17 and Athletico in 2014.
In Italy Juventus have won it since 2012, 09 and 10 was Inter, 2011 was AC Milan.
In Germany 2009 it was Wolfsburg, 11 and 12 was Dortmund, boringly Bayern have won the rest.”
A slightly stunned Dad was list for words. He didn’t like football this time last year. Struggling for something to say all I could manage was – who won the Dutch league in 2010?
“Trying to trick me, that was Twente.”
Ok who won the Turkish league this year?
How can anyone remember all these facts. It is beyond me. It’s also beyond me why our society is so quick to write off so much talent in our autistic stars.
“Dad when did your team last win the league?”
Not that many years ago son….
“Dad you will find it was 1927.”