Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Football

Oh dear, I have to admit to being a turncoat.   I am not at all interested in football - the thought of watching a match from beginning to end never enters my head.   But I have a confession to make before I go to bed for the night.   I switched on the television expecting to just see who had won.   It was a Penalty Shoot-out.   I watched it.   It was nail-bitingly exciting - I could hardly bear to watch.   And when England won I was so pleased for them - they seemed so young and they looked so surprised to have made it through to the quarter finals.   So well done England.

16 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

There you are Weave - you are not immured after all.

angryparsnip said...

Sometimes it the strangest things that make us smile and connect.
I am rooting for England !

cheers, parsnip

Ivy said...

I am very glad they won!

Virginia said...

I'd much rather soccer that rugby/football. I'm a New Zealander so it's heresy, but rugby is so often 'thugby' . The hooliganism that seems to go with English football I can't explain, fortunately there is no equivalent here after rugby matches. Just FAR too much drinking!
My husband has got up to watch the World Cup matches; fortunately he doesn't mind watching alone!

Cro Magnon said...

Well done lads. I hear the two Colombians who missed their goals will be shot at dawn.

thelma said...

Well good on them, what I can't stand is the silly business of over-acted 'glee' and triumphant runs around the stadium - they are just kicking a ball around for goodness sake ;)

Sue said...

I tried hard not to watch it but ended up watching the second half.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Well, goodness me, never expected a post called Football here! Rachel has converted you!
Do you think you will be glued to the TV for the Sweden match ? :-)

Librarian said...

Like you, I am (usually) not interested in football and do not watch matches just for the sake of it. But - see today's post on my blog; I made an exception last night :-)

Derek Faulkner said...

I clearly watched a different match to the media. I watched a ponderous England side over two hours of open play, have just two shots on target, fail to score a goal from attacking play and then scrape by on penalties against a team that was hardly of the quality of Brazil or France, etc.

Jennyff said...

A hot summer, progress in the World Cup, now just the simple matter of Brexit and we are sorted.

Rachel Phillips said...

You watched all you needed to see Weave, the penalties.

the veg artist said...

I watched the whole thing - partly because my English husband (I'm Welsh) is home this week, but I have to admit that I'm enjoying it!

Heather said...

I did exactly the same Pat. I just had to know how we got on especially as my son-in-law is a keen supporter. It reminded me of the World Cup final match back in 1966 - watched in a household of supporters. So much tension - it must be bad for one's health!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thelma - my view exactly but I did get a kick (pun intended) out of those penalties.
Thanks everyone.

Bea said...

Yes, well done! (I don't care much about football either, to be honest.)