Swing low

12 March 2007

Yes, putting those two words in the title does feel like sacrilege, but I just don’t care. I’m a heathen, right?

But the reporting that the match is getting in the English papers is ridiculous. Fair play[1] to the team in white, but they played like the slow lumbering pack that they are. Catt had how many crappy passes and made how many errors in judgement. Yes, he did then scythe straight through the French, but I put it to you that this was ineptitude from Les Bleus rather than genius from the English. Although, credit to the younger players on the English team; the likes of Rees, Flood and Geraghty. But you’d have to blame the French team for the defeat.

Just like you’d have to blame the Irish team for that display against the Scots.

Although, maybe, just maybe, the crap teams aren’t as crap as have been made out? I mean the results have been all over the shop this Six Nations competitions, haven’t they? Ireland are beaten by France but hammer England. England then win against France. And Italy have won two games. Wales look like they’ll be the ones getting the Wooden Spoon. Who’d’ve thought it’d be all up in the air going in to the final weekend.

And in case you were wondering, Araki Fabulous Willy won Crufts.


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5 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Good grief, woman, what's with that title?! Are you trying to kill me?

    "Catt had how many crappy passes and made how many errors in judgement." sure, but how many did we have or make? A festival. Ineptitude is probably too kind a word.

    The English were much… *ouch*… better.


  2. Alan says:

    Yup, your boys did the same as our boys did last week, turned up thinking it was going to be a pushover even after spending the whole week saying "you can't underestimate Scotland." You should just thank the lord for Frank Hadden's decision to put Dan Parks back into the team just nicely for him to gift you the try, really. See how nice to you we are!

  3. Fence says:

    No denying ye were both crap Anne, just amusing to see the difference in reactions. I'm pretty sure the French aren't going around thinking they put in a good display, whereas from an English POV it looks like they now might just win the World Cup.

    Alan, we still won, and that is all that matters.

  4. 100 Words says:

    Agreed. From useless drunks in the gutter to world-beaters in two weeks – no mean feat

  5. Fence says:

    And we went the other way 100 words. A slightly less impressive feat :)