As a Rovers fan living across the road from the Emirates, it was a great feeling to watch this scrappy win even from the home end

It is a wonderful thing to live next to a football ground. Every other week my road, bordering the Emirates Stadium, would become transformed and a palpable, fleeting feeling of community would blossom. Groups pouring out of pubs, singing or huddled in conversation; parents skipping down the road, just as excitable as their wide-eyed sons and daughters; a few older figures in hats and scarves that might give you a nod before shuffling off to get in their seats, nice and early.

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