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A Summer Break Brings Fresh Optimism

auabr_phototour22.jpgWhen the British summer attempts to wave away the pouring rain and welcome the blissful sunshine in late July, every football fan in the county can leave behind their stressful life as an avid supporter and adopt a more relaxed approach for a few weeks – of garden barbeques, sunbathing and enjoying the rare blue skies above them.A holiday abroad to an even warmer climate may also be on the cards. Days spent strolling through historic cities or beautiful villages in countries unknown can stand the hairs up on your arms, whilst graceful afternoons by the side of the pool can banish any negative thoughts still lingering in your mind. Such simple pleasures can bring such enjoyable times.The summer is also the chance to experience a different life to that of the norm. It is a chance to play with the kids more often, relax under the gorgeous summer sun and get away from the deadlines of every-day life. It is even an opportunity for football fans to forget about the extreme emotions they go through when watching their team in the regular season, and possibly push the woes their club may have suffered over the past months to the back of their minds.These days of relaxation refresh the mind, body and soul of a being, so when they return to normal activity they can feel the effects of a fresh start and a fresh working year ahead.And the average football fanatic is no different – but for slightly original reasons. No matter how turbulent and troublesome the previous campaign may have been for their team, their summer winding down will have ignited them with a fresh sense of optimism. From deep inside their stomach they can muster some realistic hope of success in the forthcoming season, which now only lies weeks away. And even for supporters who experienced the most extreme highs at their club in the previous season, a few weeks of break can bring them back even more excited ahead of the new campaign in which their team will attempt to achieve the success that they did previously.They say that you love something more when you can’t have it, so spending some time in a place where you cannot reach your temptation and passion for football can have positive affects when you finally return to normality. You have missed the sport whilst you experienced a different and more relaxing lifestyle throughout the summer months, but when the season begins again you are filled with more hunger and enthusiasm for the game because you have not indulged yourself in it for quite some time.Without this break, a football fan’s pure love for their passion runs the risk of going rather stale. With it, though, and it is ignited again and filled with even more energy than before.An event cannot go on all the time; otherwise people would get bored of it. Football is almost an exception, but not quite. Football needs a break like everything else, but a very short one. Fans regain their appetite for the greatest game on the planet faster than most other things, so a three-month holiday from the domestic game is certainly long enough. This escape route should not be ridiculed though. It should be treated with respect. A proper holiday should be experienced and enjoyed, and football should be temporarily left behind on its own summer break. It deserves one too.Players and managers also adopt this logical philosophy. They try to escape to the quietest places on Earth in their time away from football, and good for them. In their return they also feel a greater sense of nerves, excitement and relish ahead of the new season, which comes like Christmas to many of them.So everybody needs a relaxing break in the summer and nobody more so than the passionate and die-hard football fans of this nation. It refreshes everything about ourselves, including our love of football. So when the first day of the season comes around in only a matter of short weeks, expect fireworks, deafening chanting and unbelievable support from all corners of England.Enjoy your final few weeks off being a fan though!

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