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If you don't want to know the result, look away now... [Jul. 31st, 2016|10:18 pm]
shewhomust
Once upon a time, summer brought respite from football: there was cricket and Wimbledon, but at least you didn't have the tedium of football to contend with. Now football goes on all year round: Newcastle yesterday was full of people wearing black and white stripes.

As if this weren't enough, we are also overrun with reminiscences of some match from 50 years ago. Not just massive coverage in the sports supplement (I don't mind what they put in the sports supplement) but items in the news bulletins (it seems someone recorded the radio commentary, and this is very important).

And now, the last straw, it is the hidden theme of the prize crossword. I am not impressed.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-01 12:08 pm (UTC)
50 years ago we beat the Germans in a game of football- and we've never shut up about it since. I think the word for this is "pathetic".
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-08-01 02:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, we must be feeling very bad about ourselves at the moment, if we have to go to these lengths to cheer ourselves up!
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