It is going to be a case of everyone going to war, pure and simple

5 September 2005

The build-up to this week’s football has begun. Ireland v France. Of course we will win :) And in order to help our team the journalists are already calling us the underdogs, because the Irish team simply cannot win a match that, on paper, they should easily walk away with. Although, obviously enough, this is not the case against France. They should beat us, which in turn, makes it more likely that we will actually perform. Or at least, so I hope.

We can play a little football but let’s not forget that while the papers were noting the return of Zidane, Makelele and Thuram they were also wondering whether Clinton Morrison would be at Norwich this season. There’s a gulf. In this fight we’re the underdog but it’s the size of the fight in the dog, not the size of the dog in the fight, that matters. Let’s rumble.

As for the title, well that is from a statement of Thierry Henry’s: “The Irish possess the fighting spirit that we don’t have in France and I find it striking, it is going to be a case of everyone going to war, pure and simple.”

Nothing like a cliche is there Thierry? ;)

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7 Responses

  1. weenie says:

    Good luck to Ireland! There's nothing wrong with being the underdogs – Liverpool were the underdogs yet went on to become the European Champs.

    England on the other hand are apparently 3rd or 4th favourite to win the World Cup itself. Now that's a statement guaranteed to ensure they won't do well… :-/

  2. Fence says:

    To be honest, with Sven in charge I can't really see England winning anything. I don't think he is a good manager at all

  3. Anne says:

    Oh it's war all right.
    That's all I'm sayin'.

  4. Fence says:

    Bloody frog :)

  5. Anne says:

    Honestly, did you expect any less… ;)

  6. Fence says:

    Now that is a loaded question. If I say yes will it mean I have a terrible opinion of you? :)
    We'll leave the footie till Wed will we, when war is declared.(what a lot of w.s)

  7. Anne says:

    Starts in an hour… Can I be sure we'll still be talking once les Bleus have won? ;)
    And your answer meant you had a very nice but very… wrong… opinion of me. :)