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:::weeps:::

I had to watch that game with French people. That's hardly fair.

They were nice French people, and I liked them a lot, but they were *French*. Which was not good at that very moment when France scored two goals in the last five minutes to win 2-1.

Football is a cruel, cruel game. If only I did not love it so.

Still. A part-GIP, entirely stolen from the Grauniad. I barely filed the serial numbers off it.

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debg
Jun. 13th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh NO!!
A memory, the last time this was played for, in 2000:

We were in Florence, the night Italy beat (I think) the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. The city went batshit: grappa flying everywhere.

A few days later, we were in Paris, when France and Scotland played their match. France won. Paris went batshit; the rather aloof woman behind the counter in Poilane hugged me. It was nuts.

On to London, France and Italy in the final. This time, we got to watch it in a tiny kebab house in Bromley, down in Kent, a few minutes from my sister's flat.

I would hate hate hate to be there when the host country loses.
infinitemonkeys
Jun. 14th, 2004 03:35 am (UTC)
Re: Oh NO!!
We were in Florence, the night Italy beat (I think) the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. The city went batshit: grappa flying everywhere.

I bet that was wonderful for the neutral. The French people I was with were saying that the game last night was like the final of Euro 2000, where France were a goal behind to Italy until the last minute, when France scored. Then it went into extra time which France won by a golden goal. So, coming from behind is their speciality and the manager should know that.
_maayan
Jun. 14th, 2004 05:21 am (UTC)
Re: Oh NO!!
coming from behind is their speciality

That's my next icon right here. Or maybe I should rename my LJ. The French: Coming At You From Behind.
infinitemonkeys
Jun. 14th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
Re: Oh NO!!
I can't quite believe I wrote that. Still, happy to provide icon fodder *g*
debg
Jun. 14th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
Coming from behind is, indeed, their specialty. The defense has to stiffen after about minute 80. I wonder how many of the 2000 squad are still on?