Remember a more innocent time, when one would have missed a match on telly for whatever reason. Maybe out shopping, out for a drive, out for a walk, you know the usual reasons. Then you get a spare second, and send off a text
message ‘Any score?’, or some variation of it. It could be Bolton against Wigan on a miserable January ‘Super Sunday’ afternoon. Its pouring rain, the pitch is cutting up at an alarming rate, and even though it’s only 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the floodlights are on full pelt. The reply arrives. 1-0 Bolton. Ricardo Gardner. In the past, then one would send a message back ‘Sure let me know if there are any more goals’. Conversation over. But a goal these days opens quite the can of worms.