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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.


Jun. 14th, 2004 01:49 am (UTC)
Might sound weird, but when Zidane got that penalty, I thought, "Oh, no." Cause he wasn't going to miss it. And I started to feel bad on behalf of all my English buds watching the game at home, who had been five minutes away from a delirious night of beer and fun on the town.

I'm in England tomorrow. I'll bring a hard-hat.
Jun. 14th, 2004 03:32 am (UTC)
You'll be fine without the hard hat.

We know France are a brilliant team and beautiful to watch and it's not like it was Germany, who *always* win *all* the time no matter whether they deserve to or not. I think France just about deserved the win because their football was more fluid and graceful.

Anyway, there just isn't the animosity there with France, but it was a really tough way to lose. Because you're right, once he got that penalty, there was no way on God's clean lovely Earth that Zidane was ever going to miss.