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?


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