Monday, September 04, 2006
Football at the local
As many of you may know England played a euro 2008 qualifier on Saturday. Joe was wondering what to do. He figured he would try 5live on-line. However when we were having a drink after work on Friday at our local they had a South African sports channel on. They advertised showing the match on Saturday. Great we thought we can come to the bar to watch it.
So Saturday afternoon just before 5 we trotted along to the bar and they were indeed showing the match. First couple of goals flew in. Then the bar man changed the channel to some other football commentated in French. We were not the only people in the bar but the others seamed pretty gutted too. So I protested 'We want to watch the England game' and he soon changed the channel back.
Joe said I was being feisty - me, feisty!!!! But it got the football back on and that is what we wanted. I am no football pundit so I will not comment on the game or England's performance. The only thing I will say is that I am sure Robinson (that's the goalie for any non football fans) did not touch the ball once. I think the game was a little one sided. But then from what the commentators were saying they were playing against a policeman and a lawyer amongst other things as the Andorra team or semi-professional. It is not surprising as the country has a population of 67 000 which is less than Buea.
We chatted a little with some of the others watching the game in the bar. One guy asked us why spice boy was not playing. That's the local name for Beckham.