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Penultimate Day In The Play.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Belgium’s best side for ages land third place
“It’s Coming Home”, Ingerland a creditable fourth
ITV – for me – hands down land the punditry crown
For the match of the tournament thus far…I’d say
…Keano v Wrighty…of course
Mind you, having said that…Keano v Bilic wasn’t too far away!

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Notes

Belgium’s mesmerizing counter attacking reminds me of the wonderful Dutch sides which entertained the purist, but…rarely if ever won anything…I do so hope I’m wrong? Meanwhile W.I.P England – in the second half of this game at least – looked like they might make a fist of it until Hazard sealed bronze with their second goal. The Belgian interviewer applauding Roberto Martinez for his team playing, “Happy Football”, after the match, seemed to me…just such a Dutch thing to say.

I thought sad statistician Statto retired, when Skinner and Baddiel finished their football show? Sadly he’s been reincarnated – at the BBC – in the smug guise of Gary Line-acre, (Mick Channons burred pronunciation of your mans name) who never ceases to annoy me…for some reason. Thought the Beeb studio coverage looked/sounded dated and over rehearsed on more than one occasion.

Forget Keane v Viera. ITV had me tuning in just to see who he (Keane) was gonna have a very public, off the cuff pop at, and have a real pop he did. Wright, Dixon, Bilic, Neville, Jones, Stones, Rose, Treesa May, Postman Pat, his black and white cat, no-one it seemed was off limits to the Cork man’s caustic sarcasm, and great viewing it was too.

Go well, be lucky and keep smiling.

Peace

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