Monday, 2 March 2009

England versus Ireland at Croke Park...


This is how I felt after England's poor playing against a committed Irish team even with an off-colour Ronan O'Gara missing his kicks at goal.

The horror.

I played rugby at school and college. I loved it. There was for me, no team sport like it. There still isn't. I did not join a club and play after my college days, but now wish I had.

Nevertheless I still love the game and wonder why football/soccer is called the beautiful game. Eleven men, one of whom stays in goal while the remainder split into two unequal units; eight or nine passing to one or two others for a moment of glory. I fail to see the "team" in that. But that is just me. Never liked it or played it, except when I had to at school... but my State school preferred rugby anyway.

Having watched various teams in England over the years, both on the telly, and at the grounds I have enjoyed seeing a running passing game, but somehow it all slows down when England play and the same men who don a white shirt adorned with a rose start to ruck and maul, and forget to run and pass and take risks, and score tries...

It is all very frustrating, and I don't know what to do about it.

I wish we could have played like France played on Friday evening against Wales....

2 comments:

Lumilyon said...

My mother is a Wales supporter and has changed her underwear from red to black this week. Yes,she REALLY does wear red underwear during a Wales match...

pondlife said...

ahhhh black underwear....