Emotional curve of following a Scotland football match:
Before match: hope, excitement
During match: elation, dejection, elation
10 mins to go: ecstasy “we’re going to qualify, this time we’re really, really going to do it” (reminds me of Charlie Brown trying to kick that American football)
2 mins in extra time: dejection, calamity, the-end-of-the world is nigh
After: a nation mourns
Is there any other outlet where it’s possible to go through such wild swings of emotion from one to the other in such a short space of time. But always left with that “gutted” feeling when we don’t progress.
I’m away to watch some Muppets to cheer up.