The League is a competition played in a round robin format comprising of 20 teams which play 38 matches each in a football year (August – May). Before the league starts most of the newly signed players will be unveiled, displaying their jersey number after signing a contract with the club, it can be likened to a court wedding. While in a relationship, after the lady accepts the guy’s proposal a big wedding party is thrown, family members, friends and office colleague celebrates the couples union with a lot of eating and drinking.
Marriage is an institution where you never graduate from because you learn new things everyday even after 25years of marriage. Like Sir Alex Ferguson whom had coached Manchester United for over 25 years and still going strong, although he has won 12 league titles, 5 FA cups, 2 league cup, 8 charity shield, 1 Uefa cup winners cup, 1 super cup, two champions leagues titles, 8 manager of the year awards, 21 manager of the month awards, BBC soccer magazine personality of the year and life time award and the only coach that is a British knight, he is yet to master mind a perfect team so also it is in marriages. Longevity in marriage takes commitment, discipline, endurance, faith, trust, friendship, communication, prayer, love, and the grace of God. These things give birth to happiness, good health, success, and help you overcome pain, disappointments, fights, temptation, envy, and dangerous association. Every man wish for a perfect wife so too a woman wish for an ideal man but the truth is, it’s only in the movies that you find a perfect marriage or super relationship like the titanic or Romeo and Juliet. I have seen great marriages, I have witnessed the unbelievable amount of friendship and love that goes into these marriages and I’m a product of one. Like the movie, “the good, the bad, and ugly” every marriage has its own ups and down but beyond the feelings that both couples share for themselves the decision to stay positive minded helps keep a marriage.
Some years back Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, demanded that he wants to leave the club because he felt the club were no longer ambitious to win titles, he was determined to end his marriage with the club but his coach Sir Alex Ferguson handled the situation expertly by sending Rooney away to the USA to have a quiet time and clear his head, when he returned, he apologized and signed a new deal with the club. Rooney has played 8years for ManUtd and may end his career at the club as a legend but if Sir Fergie had failed to control his disappointments at Rooney’s attitude and sent him away to another club, the marriage between the player and club could have ended in pain, frustration, and hate.
Also in marriage, the way a couple handle their frustrations determine how long they will last together. A friend once told me that he saw a man punching the wife outside and when he enquired what happened, he was told that the man asked the wife to get him sugar but she failed to return early because she was gossiping with the woman that sells sugar, he then ran outside on his boxers and singlet as though he was ready to enter the boxing ring and took out his hunger frustrations on the wife. Crazy things sure happen but keeping your emotions in check as a man is very important.
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Written by Ezeali Isaac Chijioke- A creative writer and seasoned sport analyst, who finds pleasure in talking sports objectively. You can watch him on Sports Bit on Super Screen Television or read his creative write ups here on jennyspot. Follow the author on facebook and on twitter.