Friday, 24 October 2008

The Veeyah Files pt 2 - My Rock

It's a sort of...obvious thing anyway, but Dahveed Veeyah is pretty much my rock. When other footballers/people let me down, he is always there. Sure, there have been times when I've been slightly annoyed with him for superficial things like his hair being too short or the pornstache being too obvious, but really, that's just me being picky. I can honestly say, when I need him, he never lets me down.

When I need someone to score a goal or lift the team, he's always there. For both Spain and Valencia. When other players are out injured, he's always there. Yes, there have been times he's been injured, but it's never serious and never for long. When other footballers whore themselves out to a team mate, he goes one better and whores himself out to the whole team. Even if he has no good reason to do so. When others go around flashing skin at every opportunity, he wears base layers. I whinge about them a lot, but then I stop and think - he's only doing it so I'm the only one that gets to see skin :P

Over the summer, when there was the whole saga about Valencia's financial problems and there was talk of him being sold, he never once said he wanted to leave. Despite everything that could possibly go wrong having gone wrong, he wanted to stay and help Valencia get back to the top where they belong. With his loyalty (and goals), the team are sitting pretty at the top of the La Liga table.

When I've had a bad day and I just want to shut myself in my room, curl up in a ball and sleep the day away, all I need to do is switch my laptop on to see a pic of him, and everything seems better. Whether its a pic of him on his own, with team mates or with Zaida, it's guaranteed to put a smile on my face.

And if he has a poor week and doesn't score, I always know he's given 110% and it just wasn't his lucky week. I can deal with that, because he's no superman, he can't score in every game he plays, no matter how much I want him to. But above all, I know that when the team are down and out, and they need to stand up and be counted, he'll be the one leading from the front. And that right there...that's the reason he's my rock. Through all the tough times, he has never once let me down.


Lucy said...

Aww this is sweet.. I'm glad you can rely on Dahveed to cheer you up when you've had a bad day :D I wouldn't expect anything less from your husband!