Going Clear

When I got up this morning and opened the curtains to find that it was a beautiful sunny day I decided to pack a picnic and go to the park with some mates to sit and chat about life and set the world to rights but then I realised that I don’t have any mates and so I cracked open the laptop and started to write this instead.

We could go clear today. Not in the sense that Leonard Cohen intended in his song Famous Blue Raincoat (which is to say ‘when a person is deemed to be free of the influence of unwanted emotions or painful traumas’ (Wikipedia)) but in the sense of there being a gap between oneself and one’s nearest competitor.

In this context ‘oneself’ means Sheffield Wednesday (SWFC) and ‘the nearest competitor’ means Plymouth Argyle (PAFC). For those of you who are not acquainted with the beautiful game, and I’m aware that there may be one or two of you in this category, SWFC and PAFC are football teams in England.

I’ll clarify the ins and outs of what I’m talking about now. For those of you who are not into football, you can stop reading here.

When one is top and the other is second but they both have the same number of points, even though one has a better goal difference than the other then it is not deemed that one is clear. To go clear one needs to have more points. Every match day presents such an opportunity. Today is such a day.



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