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Dutch Courage!

Come on you Hollaaaaaaaand!!!!

All my life, there have only been two teams that filled me with awe at the beauty of their fluid football – My beloved Derby County of the 70’s moulded by the inimitable Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, and the legendary Dutch national side of the ’74 World cup,  a side which featured Johhny Rep, Neeskens, and perhaps one of the three greatest players ever to walk the Earth, Johan Cruyff. (The other two being Pele and George Best, don’t talk to me about Maradona) – yet despite appearing in back to back finals, they have never lifted the World Cup.

Now, given our concerns about the Spanish people generally getting a bit above themselves, what with Nadal cleaning up at Wimbledon, and the Spanish team already European champions, Miki and I are wholeheartedly throwing our support behind the Dutch in tonights World Cup final. To that end, we have festooned our balcony with three orange shirts and an orange sun lounger mattress, leaving no doubt as to where our allegiances lie. Cunningly, we contrived to have a blow out in the Roadster this afternoon, so making it less likely for wanton vandalism in retaliation for lack of support for the local side. However, should Spain be defeated, I am ready to accept that second hand Spanish omelette may be hurled at my shirts after full time.

Anyway, to borrow a large telecommunications company’s catchphrase:

The future’s bright, the future’s ORANGE!!!

Kev Moore

Miki here: I add here some fun I have made in honour of the finale…Don Quijote ready to affront eh Dutch windmills!


July 11, 2010 - Posted by | Entertainment, events, Festivals of the World, sport, writing | , , , , , , ,


  1. Sorry Kevin, you can take off shirts… Viva Espana ! 🙂

    (And I think that, if the referee would have done a good job, 2 Dutchmen would have kicked out…)

    Friendly yours.

    Comment by Joël | July 11, 2010

  2. Well, the Dutch won nothing by playing beautifully, so I don’t blame them for trying the other way…Spain once again only winning by a single goal… we have to put up with partying Spanish, keeping us awake with their horns and bloody fireworks!

    Comment by kevmoore | July 11, 2010

  3. I am not a soccer specialist but really, I did not appreciate this 2010 world competition and this final match was not, in my opinion, at good level.

    (And do not ask to me what I think of french attitude, it’s a shame !)

    Well, Kevin, Miki, I hope you have earplugs for spending a good night ! 🙂

    Comment by Joël | July 12, 2010

  4. I was at Boston Beer Works across from Fenway Park. Iwas having Fish and Chips and chips. With 4 Sample Beers. They were Blueberry, the light ale – called Hub Lite, then their beer with citrus and the Summer Watermelon Beer. Very refreshing. I think they were just not calm Down enough. It was won by the Spanish, On what we call Dunb Luck.

    I was so proud it was not power houses.

    Comment by Sherrie Roberts | July 12, 2010

  5. Hi Joel,

    I guess your family is happy about Spain’s victory, it is normal. As for me, I am kind of proud that the land Spain, in which I live and of which I am now officially resident, is world champion. But I am really afraid of the consequences that will have on Spaniards behaviour… most people think that we exaggerate, or are hysterical with our “Spanish People Hate”, but we are confronted everyday, in real life and also me in the internet for my art business, with them, and I get more and more chocked… The worst being an incredible lack of respect for other people, and also much arrogance. But I am not sure if it applies to all other people, or only to foreigners.

    Yours world championally!

    Comment by Miki | July 12, 2010

  6. Sounds like a good time for another coffee-inspired entry?

    Have either you or Kevin heard about or read the book mentioned in this article about caffeine?

    This page is amazing too.

    Comment by sittingpugs | July 15, 2010

  7. Really great links, SP! Now on my fifth big cup of the day I am fully prepared to ‘rock this casserole’.

    Comment by kevmoore | July 15, 2010

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