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On This Day - 17 April 2011 - Nothing Whatsoever Happened

Member six years ago? Member Jar Jar Binks?

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Six years ago today.

The biggest trauma of my adult sporting life, in being a Bolton Wanderers supporter.

Here we are six years and thousands of hours of therapy later and I can officially reveal that I feel absolutely nothing.

Zip. Nil. Nada. Nowt.

The date has a basic resonance with my brain, but fortunately I've had my lobe electrocuted on so many occasions that I resemble the footballing opinions of Ben Moore so therefore these things are irrelevant to me.

The 5-0 home win a few months later is viewing with a reverential abandon. I think that's because it was a hugely cathartic victory - much like Arsenal beating Barcelona or Bayern Munich, except on a more realistic level.

It's a funny business being a Bolton Wanderer fan. Why do we do it to ourselves? Better than being arrested I suppose.

Sigh. Six years. I've still never seen the highlights. Don't want to. Ever.