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Euro 2004 Diary : Day 06

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Sorry boss, my mind’s elsewhere

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It’s nearly kick-off time but I’m
in no position to see the match. I’m
snowed under at work, with forms

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 and documents floating down like
snowflakes, from the Matterhorn
that is my in-tray. There are holes

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 in our accounts, that would do a
Swiss cheese proud. And we’ve
viruses incessantly tunneling

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 through our systems, as if we
were Mont Blanc. But perhaps I
might get to Stiel a moment in

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 front of the Gluwein of the radio,
where good news could warm the
cockles of my unplugged heart. If I

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 could only get away, from the
interminable Yakin at this crisis meeting.
At this point my brain is Frei’d but I

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 have to continue sitting on my Haas
while they Müller the maths. I must
admit, all this pressure, is driving me

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Cabanas. I’d love a group Huggel –
but have you seen my colleagues?

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Notes

do you suppose that while they’re playing, the English team think of the antics back in the office?
No, thought not. Good job too.

Day 6 Results :

Croatia 2 France 2

England 3 Switzerland 0
two goals from Wayne Rooney and one from Steven Gerrard

Match stats :
England: James, Gary Neville, Campbell, Terry, Ashley Cole, Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes (Hargreaves 70), Owen (Vassell 72), Rooney (Dyer 83).
Subs Not Used: Robinson, Walker, Bridge, Phil Neville, King, Carragher, Butt, Joe Cole, Heskey.
Booked: Rooney.

Switzerland: Stiel, Haas, Murat Yakin, Muller, Spycher, Huggel, Celestini (Cabanas 53), Wicky, Chapuisat (Gygax 45), Hakan Yakin (Vonlanthen 84), Frei.
Subs Not Used: Zuberbuhler, Roth, Berner, Henchoz, Zwyssig, Magnin, Barnetta, Rama.
Sent Off: Haas (60).
Booked: Celestini, Haas.
Attendance: 30,000.
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2004-diary-day-06/