Friday, 3 December 2010
Wus They Robbed?
Being housebound yesterday because of the weather I succumbed to watching television during the afternoon and chose Sky News. The verbose performance of FIFA's president, Sepp Blatter, was wretched, so my viewing was spaspodic, yet I was interested - with the indifferent manner of a rugby supporter - in the result.
Why was I interested? For no other reason other than dear friends, who emigrated to Australia some years ago and are ardent football supporters, said they would visit for a lengthy holiday if England won.
This morning one radio in this house was tuned to Talksport as usual. I rather enjoy the banter between the Two Mikes and at times a few gems are produced. Mike Parry was distraught this morning. He was apoleptic and I was very tempted to send an email expressing my concern for his health. The anger from contributers was palatable and many of the comments were astonishingly juvenile, along with the excuses now pouring forth from 'those who know'.
Am I sorry England didn't receive the accolade from 22 individuals (two having already been suspended upon fraud allegations)? I'm ambivalent.
There's certainly no ambivalence here and this writer deserves a job with the MSM, because no MSM journalist looked into the Russian bid with such an eagle eye. If anyone is interested in a view of the Qatar 2022 bid they could do worse than read this.
Oh. The good news is that earlier I received an email earlier from my Australian friends and they intend to visit anyway. They'll go and watch Celtic, hopefully Aberdeen if it still exists by then (their words not mine) and I'll be joining them in a long overdue visit to Tannadice. A visit to certain English teams also seems to be on the cards for them. Phew, so it's not all bad news. I can concentrate my mind on rugby when they're away following their millionaire idols.