my mourning period for Mexico is still not quite over, but I am feeling much better certainly! We went to an English spot this morning to catch the game as did over a hundred other fans and therefore I did not care a bit that England is still playing like shit, though Ecuador played much worse…that shot by Beckham was incredible, and besides, I was regaling myself with bacon and eggs while singing God Save the Queen and something else quite catchy but seeming to have lots of syllables and no words and crashing my coffee cup down on the counter while chanting and clapping and jumping up and down the whole time. And the match this afternoon, for pure drama it was brilliant! I do love a good fight or two, means the teams have heart que no? I was hoping for ot, but the damned dutch just couldn’t seem to find the net…still, England should be moving ahead nicely given all the red cards…and Figo’s probably out as well. It was a noble head butt though, what possessed the man?
One observation…when Italy won earlier this week the Italians poured out of Cafe Roma en masse to celebrate in the streets. And today when portugal won the Portuguese poured out of the Portuguese Club of Vancouver (of which i became an honorary associate member today) and shut down the street – even more of them present, it looked like a parade! When the English won, they sang, jumped up and down, waved their arms around, but did they leave the bar? No…they ordered another round. I imagine many of them were planning a day of it. I shall leave the deductions to you!