After such a very impressive result as Leeds United earned against Brighton on Saturday, it's quite perplexing to have seen quite so many virtual furrowed brows across social media since. The reason, of course, is The Mystery of the Missing Pontus - why, oh why was Jansson benched?
Doukara's volley changed all that, it's given me a proper fillip and probably earned me a good healthy night's sleep before tomorrow's capital adventure. And for all of that - and for the three points at the expense of the Twiglets - I am, believe you me, most profoundly grateful.
The word "legend" is bandied about all too freely in matters showbiz and sporting, but there are a handful of performers in both spheres who truly merit the accolade. One such, in the context of Leeds United Football Club at least, is current Scotland manager and former United captain and hero Gordon Strachan.
Leicester City, Champions of England. It has a ring of authenticity to it that's been hard fought for and deeply merited. Whereas "Champions Spurs" - well, it just doesn't sound right. It sounds instead like cheap fiction; and, as long as the club and the fans retain their current losers' mindset, that's just how it will remain.
It is not often that my two main interests in life collide. Now they have, but for all the wrong reasons. I'm an employment and discrimination lawyer, but I am also a lover of the beautiful game.
All the very best to the Foxes - we'll look forward to raising a celebratory glass to you, when you can finally call yourselves Champions.
The brutal fact of the matter is that anyone who can now remember Wednesday as Champions is currently looking down the barrel of their 100th birthday and a telegram from the Queen.
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