Saturday, June 12, 2010

fabio


I like Fabio.
I think it’s only my inability to speak more than six words of Italian that has held me back from international football management. I’m writing this less than half an hour before the England team starts its over-hyped bid to win the 2010 World Cup. The opponents in the first game are the USA (but you knew that didn’t you?).
But I digress. My co-driver on the school-run, Andy, reckons that Fabio bears an uncanny resemblance to Wally (as in “Where’s Wally?”) and I just wanted to share this with you BEFORE the first match - so that people wouldn’t accuse me of being quick to mock a poor performance!
I think he might have a point.
PS: England should win the match comfortably, but I actually have a sneaky feeling it might end up a 1-1 draw.

4 comments:

bigdaddystevieb said...

PPS (written AFTER the end of the game): I'm sorry... I know I said I had a sneaky feeling it would end up as a 1-1 draw.
It's all my fault...

si smith said...

now give us next week's lottery numbers, please...!

meantime i'm not so sure it was such a bad result tonite. we should've won, but a point is ok, i reckon...
platform to build on and all that.
they're slaughtering heskey for that one on one miss, but otherwise i thought he was good. gerrard was great. lampard needs to pull his finger out, but second half we improved a lot. typical england tournament opener...!

bigdaddystevieB said...

I agree!
The TV "experts" kept on about Gerrard and Lampard "playing great" - Gerrard yes, but I thought Lampard was anonymous (trying to play the Gareth Barry "quiet game" in front of the defence/centre midfield). Heskey was the star...
England started their 1966 by drawing against Uruguay!
Next week's lottery numbers are....

Rev'd Yank said...

The game reminded me of game six of the 1986 World Series when Mookie Wilson (NY Mets) hit a ground ball that trundled between the legs of Boston Redsox first baseman Bill Buckner. 99.99% of the time Buckner would have made the play and the Redsox would have won the Series - but big games often produce unexplainable moments (missed "tap-ins"; flubbed "catches"; errant kicks; etc.) which is probably why we actually bother to watch the games - because ANYTHING can happen (and usually does)! Glad there's no hard feelings! On to Slovenia!