From Brian Micklethwait’s Normblog profile:
My favourite London team is Spurs, because I fixated on them in 1961 like a baby goose. But, unlike ‘real’ football supporters (who often strike me as deranged and whom I enjoy teasing) I do not hate the other clubs, and in particular I do not, like a ‘real’ Spurs supporter, hate Arsenal.
Footballers are like mayflies (Harry Rutherford) and we fixate on them like baby geese (Brian Micklethwaite). 2007 is turning into a year of renewal for football similes.