Anticipation or being enthusiastic, is an emotion involving pleasure (and sometimes anxiety) in considering some expected or longed-for good event, or irritation at having to wait. Robert Plutchik listed anticipation as one of the eight basic emotions in his psychoevolutionary theory. See also hope. A name for pleasured anticipation is excitement.

Anticipation can be shown in many ways; for example, some people seem to smile uncontrollably during this period, while others seem ill or sick. It is not uncommon for the brain to be so focused on an event, that the body is affected in such a way. Stage fright is a type of anticipation, stemming from the actor or actress hoping that they perform well.

Wikipedia definition.

Four more days before the Premier League kicks off and so Manchester City are still unbeaten. Four more days before I start reading newspapers from the back to the front again. Four more days before the banter and abuse begins in earnest and the phoney war ends.

Two top City blogs:

Iain Dales’ Fantasy League (he’s the top UK political blogger, but his best work is saved for his first love West Ham).

[tags] Manchester City, Iain Dale [/tags]

David Brain


  1. Marcello Lippi:

    “The big English improver is Manchester City. Rolando
    Bianchi can make his name in the Premiership. They are ready to compete for the
    English title.”

    3 days to go

  2. Time will tell . . . anyway, with a broken metatersal, an impending court case and a huge personality issue . . . you are welcome to him on balance. Distin was our big loss.

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