on the subject of Match of the Day
Last day of the Premiership season today. I watched without knowing the scores. I then got way too into second guessing why they were showing match highlights in the order that they were and convinced myself that the fact that they were showing the Arsenal game alone and not interspersed with the Tottenham and Newcastle ones meant that Arsenal must have lost, otherwise they would be losing the chance to eke out the most drama possible from the coverage.
This meant that I watched the Arsenal one with even more of a feeling of inevitable impending doom than is normally the case. When it did turn out to be an Arsenal win it was so disconcerting I couldn’t even be properly happy about it for a moment to begin with.