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World Cup 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Crazy Maltese Italians celebrate the World Cup Final victory

One final post from me - this is a shot of the celebrations in Marsascala (Malta) when the Italians fluked the World Cup Final.

I'd have had $320 in my pocket if France had won.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Gary Neville - Minge flag


The streets went wild with an awful lot of unnecessary honking last night as the Maltese-Italians celebrated their very lucky win.

I thought France were good.

Mandy and I liked Zidane's headbutt. Silly way to leave your last International game, but I'd like to find a replay of that on youTube.

Yes mr telepathy, that's it for another WC blog. The next question is when shall we start the one for 2008? Or perhaps we should practise with a Euro'08 effort as well.

Alas, let's make those decisions at a later stage. For now it's back to the bar in Marsascala for a Cisk and a packet of Twistees.


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The last post

Der-der-der der-der-der...

My top three most enjoyable games:
Australia 2 Croatia 2
Argentina 2 Mexico 1
Portugal 1 Holland 0

Some other good ones!
Germany 4 Costa Rica 2
Italy 1 USA 1
Argentina 6 Serbia & Montenegro 0
Spain 3 Tunisia 1
France 3 Spain 1

If there were any other good games, then I was probably asleep or at work, or both.

And that's it from me.


I'm out of here.

And now, the end is near, and so we face our final curtains

Is that it then? Has this blog reached its end? A lot of football water's passed under the bridge since I last updated. Have we lost the World Cup will to live since our ghastly inevitable godawful sweaty agonising exit at the weekend?

By the way, I tipped Italy before it all began, not that anyone remembers.

Portugal disqualified

It's alleged that one of the Portuguese football players failed a drugs and alcohol test after the match. If this is confirmed as positive, under World Football Federation rules, paragraph 6 sub section 2e, Portugal will forfeit the quarter final match and England will play France in the Semi Final on Wednesday.

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Friday, June 30, 2006

Last post from me from Sydney before heading back to the UK to watch England demolish Portugal, then Brazil and then beat Germany 4-1 in the final with a hat-trick from Aaron Lennon in extra time.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Mandy enjoys a Toohey's New Shandy in the Surf Rock Cafe in Collaroy before the penalty.

It was never a penalty ref. Was it? I mean I know you've got to watch your footing in the penalty area, especially with the Italians, but that close to extra time I mean come on. We wanted extra time. Not some anti-climactic dodgy decision.

This is Mandy and Louisa in the first half before the effects of beer at 2am on 3 hours sleep started to take effect. You can tell that because in this picture they are standing up.

A terrible way for Australia to go out, especially considering how much above their expected level of performance they'd played in their 4 games.

Despite the penalty incident, Neill was for me their player of the tournament.

I can still taste beergate (a new cocktail I invented for the World Cup contining beer and Colgate).

Monday, June 26, 2006


England beat Ecuador but they were boring. So I've attached a photo of a funny shirt instead.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Should I shouldn't I?

I am debating whether or not to wake up to watch the Germany v Sweden game. Of course I know I will end up doing so, but the thought of waking up at the weekend at 1am and crawling out of a warm bed in the middle of Winter is not appealing.

I predict Germany 0-0 Sweden, then a golden German goal.

Jurgen Klinsmann: "We mustn’t be eliminated – we’re a football nation. Even a quarter-final exit would be a catastrophe."

It gets serious now

England v Ecuador


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