Football allegiance is a really strange phenomenon. As an older teenager, I used to go to Highbury, to watch Arsenal when they were dull and boring. I understand Fever Pitch completely. Now that I live miles from London, and haven’t seen a live football match for years, it’s still Arsenal I follow, even putting up with the inanity of Match of the Day to do it. This year, briefly, it seemed as though they might actually do it. Play good football, as they always have done under Wenger, but also win something. It was, we’d admit in our heart of hearts, a bit worrying that they could never beat the big teams in the bog games, but maybe this year…Not now. Losing to Stoke, abysmally, being outplayed for most of the game. That’s not how champions are made.