What a difference a year makes….

With Christmas only two sleeps away, I thought it might be worth reviewing last year’s missive to the big man; Saint Nick, Father Christmas, the Present-Meister, Mr Claus……

December 2014

Dear Santa,

After a year of being a very good TLF, regularly writing my blog and hardly ever annoying Mr TLF or prioritising football over him (gulp), I was hoping that you might oblige me with the following gifts. They don’t all have to come immediately, during the impending 2015 will do just fine.

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As you will see, things are looking a bit ropey for one of my teams and I know it is a massive ask and one that will potentially keep you and your elves busy until the next century but I was wondering if a jaw-dropping-relegation-avoiding Great Escape might be possible around May?

A steady and dignified hand at the tiller of the aforementioned football club would be nice too, or if that particularly cupboard at the North Pole is looking a bit bare then one that polarises opinions but to whom we will have to be eternally grateful will do.

While we are on the subject of managers, what I really wouldn’t want by the way, is for the ostrich-whisperer to be replaced with someone who is generally considered to be a bit of a Tinkerman and past his best…after all TLFs always know best what their club needs.

Two tickets for Euro 2016, which come the draw turn out to be England v Wales wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Very importantly I would like to see through the hard work and dedication of some fellow Saints supporters, a new galvanising and community focussed fans group set up. Must meet in a pub.

A new blue and lucky Saints bobble hat that has relegation-avoiding powers would be a bonus. Probably don’t need that until the winter of 2015.

To show there is more to me than the beautiful game I would also very much like an English monarch buried in my home City.

A new government (in retrospect maybe I should have been a smidgen bit more specific on this one).

A trip to the National Theatre to see a genuinely good drama about football. Must involve fellow Saints supporters and too much wine.

Finally, to be top of the premiership in twelve months time…..yeah ok, Santy Claus, I won’t push my luck.

Pinch me!

Pinch me!

And don’t worry I’ll get my own Christmas jumper.

HoHoHo

HoHoHo

Merry Christmas!

Enjoying-it-while-it-lasts-and-not-daft-enough-to-think-it-will Fox

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