The Seppos lost. Good.
FIFA, IOC, RCC, Labour... All large organisations run for generations by corrupt greedy pricks doing their utmost to scam as much for themselves as they can.
In the case of FIFA the massive backhanders paid by prospective host cities and the living like emperors by the hierarchy are par for the course. It has been a feature of FIFA since I went to flight school with Pontius and I just cannot maintain the bulging eyed rage of my younger years about it.
The vein popping, eye bulging rage is never far from the surface when I think about how the USA ALWAYS have a nice soft ride to the tournament all because the FIFA princelings need the money Coke and other global brands deliver to them on the condition that the Septics get to play.
So I always cheer up no end when they lose as they did today to the Czechs.
Other results are not really telling us much. The Irish are still mildly perturbed by the supernatural incident that saw the short fat Argie posess the tall black Frenchman and took it out on poor old Paraguay. Greece scraped a score draw against North Korea. Not sure what to read into that, on one hand you would think the North Koreans would be too busy trying to start WW3 and on the other hand they might be worried about upsetting the pyschotic dwark king who will probably turn them into some sort of Korean soylent green (with added spaniel flavouring) if they lose. Unless........ The Koreans paid the Greeks? I hear the greeks are short of a quid at the moment.
The big shocker for me was Portugal completing a scoreless draw against the Cape Verde Islands.
First wildly uninformed prediction. The Winner will be a European team. My heart says England, my head is screaming Portugal or Spain.
Next games Netherlands v Mexico and France v Costa Rica.
Todays super added extra bonus Michael Caine is the trailer from Escape to Victory, a good film that would have been great if they had not cast the Italian Pit Pony as a dwarf monosylabic goal keeper. Everybody knows goalkeepers are supposed to be tall and monosylabic with a serious addiction to internet porn.
UPDATE.. A terrible thought occurred to me after writing this. It is world cup time which can mean only one thing. The professional bog trotter Tommy Smith is no doubt going to turn up on our screens ruining every minute of coverage. I have called South African Immigration anonymously and told them he is a retired IRA hitman out of retirement to cause havoc in the Republic. If a few of you could also drop them a call or email we might just head the idiot off.
I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR THE TWO WORDS ONION and BAG UTTERED BETWEEN NOW AND ROONEY GETTING KNIGHTED.
A defiant county clerk
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