Monday, 28 June 2010
England are Dead...LONG LIVE BRAZIL!
My appointment is at lunchtime tomorrow at the nasty big hospital in town. I'll be home for 5 minutes, and then back into town to a place right next to the hospital...for an appointment with my cricket team! Yes, we are playing a VERY good team tomorrow evening - it'll be full of young county players, and the ground is like Lords with proper seating etc. I think they manicure their pitch there - I've never seen any clumps of nettles like we have at our place - which is just as well really, as we don't want to lose their ball when we start slogging it for four.
I hope we try a little harder than those overpaid, arrogant, petulant buggers from the England football team.
Before 'the match,' the 9 year old was playing footy for his school in a little fete tournament. They had to play 5 games in the blazing sunshine, and in one game they only had 3 players to start because the rest of the team had got held up in the sweety stall queue. They ran on heroically one minute into the game - mouths stuffed full of bubble gum and toffee chews, and went on to win the match and, the entire tournament.
Maybe that's all Rooney needed at half time - a couple of toffees.
So, at least in our household we had a football hero yesterday. He was very proud of himself and his team, but after watching the 'big boys' on the telly, he ripped down the England flag that was sellotaped to the stair window in disgust, muttering 'bloody Germans, bloody Rooney,' and replaced it with his own little medal.
With regard to the rest of the World Cup, he's in a dilemma now. I have shown him 'youtube' coverage of the Hand of God Maradonna goal - so not only does he now dislike the Germans - he would also hate to see Maradonna's Argentina team win....
...I think he needs to take a leaf out of the 6 year old's book. She is a glory seeker of the first order, and at the start of the world cup, she abandoned all faith in the England nackers, and wedged the flag of Brazil in her window. It has been fluttering there grandly ever since....go on Brazil!