||[Oct. 15th, 2007|11:46 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
So apparently we won the kick'n'clap at the weekend. Huzzah! Let joy|
unconfined roam the land, let this stupid fvcking sport have coverage in
the media even more out of proportion than usual to the actual level of
interest in it, and let a thousand columnists whose personal and social
lives are undoubtedly without blemish write a thousand columns about how
much better than those nasty common footballers the rugby team are, and
when they rake their studs down somebody's face in the maul it's just a
Still, I must be fair to the England team, and point out that in these two
knock-out games, they scored a try! Well done chaps! Which does make me
wonder why Wilkinson was hailed as the hero at the weekend. The score was
14-9, which suggests to me that not only did the French kickist score as
many goals as our chap, but that we should perhaps be congratulating the
English bloke who managed to actually do what is supposed to be the main
aim of the game.
If you want me on Saturday, I'll be pretending to be South African. Oh, and
if England do win, can we not have a repeat of that nonsense from last time
round where everyone starts pretending that the manager could somehow do
the same job in football just because he won a world cup in a different
sport? Because I still don't think that hoofing the ball to the opposition
fullback every time you get it and hoping that you get a lot of free kicks
for minor technical infractions that only the referee really understands is
an entirely transferable tactic. kthxbye.