Monday, October 11, 2004

Football Post Loosely Related to Non-Football Issues

Firstly the England Wales match was a decent game, well described by JJ in his post to the previous comment so I need not say much more on this. Other than should Beckham really be looked up to by the youngsters of today? He showed he still hasn't grown up or learnt from 1998 (when he petulantly kicked out and got sent off) by agressively fouling someone who had just fouled him (and fractured his rib as it happens). There's a time and a place for retribution in some cases but this instance gives a bad example to youngsters who wish to follow in his footsteps.

That was loosely related to GCSE religious studies.

Next was The Match on Sky One where "celebrities" played a match against ex-professionals - "legends". This was the best match of the weekend by far. The legends were favourite to win by loads but it was a really close match and everything the legends had in skill, the celebrities matched in pace and stamina. Sadly they lost in the last minute but were very proud of their performance.

The words of wisdom used by Graham Taylor (celebrities manager) were "Amateurs practice until they can get it right. Professionals practice until they can't get it wrong." True in many fields of work I suppose. That wasn't entirely football related.

Finally, there was FA Cup controversy last week when Heybridge Swifts were reinstated after it was discovered that St Albans had fielded an ineligible player during their 2-0 win. This is a useless fact for Sarah D to take to St Albans with her.


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