Friday, June 09, 2006

Oleeé Olé Olé Oleeé!

It's on like Donkey Kong biaaatch!

Yup, I can feel it, like the Peter Tosh classic reggae tchoon goes: "I woke up this morning, wit' a very funny feelin', and dat feelin', was an unusual feelin', from da tip of my toes yeah, to da top of my head yeah, I went to da doctor and guess what he told me? He said; 'Son, you've gotta footballamilitis!'"

It's World Cup fever yeeeaaah!!! I feel like a little boy who's about to open his presents on Christmas Day. I can't wait until tonight, it's gonna be the raddest thing ever (apart from Christmas). As they say, there's life, then here's football and then there's death. The only problem is I don't know who to support anymore. African ubuntu spirit tells me Ghana or Ivory Coast can be 1990's Cameroon or 2002's Senegal but with the skill and samba spirit of Ronaldinho's boys i'm not so sure...

Apart from supporting the African teams, I would really like England to go all the way - the mere sight of seeing England take the trophy ON German soil and watching the Deutschland Über-fans' faces and the smug satisfaction of the Barmy Army is incentive enough.

Otherwise, my hopes of the Netherlands taking it this year, having missed out so controversiall on the previous globle spectacle, have been dealt a harsh blow with the injuries to the mercurial Rafael Van de Vaart, stalwart Philip Cocu and young midfield sensation Wesley Sneijder. Hopefully Van Basten can help the Oranje pull this one out of the bag. But logic tells my that the rhythm of Rio may just sway Brazil towards consecutive titles.

Kay sera sera, it's gonna be one hell of a month and with my parents coming to visit for the weekend at the end of the month on a short detour of their Asian trip - expectations are high...

5 comments:

loesil said...

Ek weet nog steeds net dat Allan Shearer in 'n swart en wit trui speel en dat hy die beste is! Ek onthou goed,ne? Jy het dit is ons eerste jaar in Maasdorp se klas vir my vertel!

Kan dink jy is uit jou vel uit...ek is baie bly vir jou.

En dit is fantasties dat jou folks kom kuier.. moet ek vir jou 'n presentjie saam stuur? Maar wat?

loesil said...

Uhhm, bat jy my getroue ondersteuning van dié site? Ek kry nou net 'n boodskap (Your comment has been saved and will be visible after blog owner approval) na ek my vorige post gemaak het.

mullet said...

Ah the footballamillitis! I reckon i got a case o' that shit too! So close but so far away from the action here in Ingerland, The whole place is abuzz with anticipation and passion. Was driving through the country this weekend, and drove past a house that like many others in england, had St Georges Cross flying outside. The difference was that this geezers St Georges cross was about 10metres wide and covers his whole house! I thought that that was a great display of english pride. Hehe. I also want england to do well, but only because if they dont, the streets are going to be packed with drunk and angry pommies and I might be on the receiving end of some traditional british beating. So GO ENGLAND! but the spirit of the game tells me to go with the Socca Warriors. Such i tiny country in the Carribean showcases what the tournament is all about.

mullet said...

HAHA! comment moderation! So if I make a comment that has absolutely no point or says something like Henno likes to play with other peoples balls or something then you wont post it? Haha!

henno said...

Sorry, I didn't really know what comment moderation did. Now I do. You are released and free! And so what if I play with balls...