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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 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.
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.
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*
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?