Went last night to watch the game last night with my footballing mate in Flaherty’s Irish bar in Barcelona. The place was absolutely packed. I’d say about 90% French, 10% Portuguese. They were noisy, ill-mannered and hardly any of the cunts bought a drink all night.
Seriously, it does my fucking head in when people go to a bar and don’t drink. You wouldn’t sit at a table in a restaurant and not eat so what’s their fucking problem? Tight cunts.
It was a pretty shit game, I have to say. Only Barthez being completely shit made Portugal look any good. France won with Zidane penalty after Henry was quite clearly kicked in the area. He might have made the most of the contact but it certainly wasn’t a dive as some have suggested. Almost exactly the same as the penalty Spain won against France last week. Didn’t hear anyone complaining about that. Henry had one shot saved but again he played as the lone forward and didn’t get much service.
Portugal were pretty horrible again. Functional and dour. At least Little Ronaldo cried again. It’s becoming my favourite part of major championships now, seeing when the chinless twat breaks down in tears.
So it’s an Italy v France final on Sunday. Will Italy get revenge for Euro 2000. Will ‘Zizou’ go out with a bang? All these questions and more will be answered on Sunday at 8pm.
We left the Irish bar and went and had more beers, some Absinthe, more beer and then we ended up in McCarthy’s Irish bar in Barcelona where the owner very kindly gave us an after-hours beer. Then wouldn’t let us leave when the beer was finished.
“You have to wait till everyone else is leaving”, he said.
“Fuck off and open the cunting shutters”, I said.
Eventually he did but not before telling my mate “Never again” as he left.
I’m not sure what ‘never again’ refers to. Maybe he’ll ‘never again’ serve us a beer during opening hours. Maybe ‘never again’ he’ll serve us a beer after hours. Maybe ‘never again’ he’ll try to keep us hostage against our will when it was time to leave. The cunt.
It was much more exciting than France v Portugal surrounded by tee-totaller, shrieking mongos though.
In other news were being strongly linked with Javier Saviola. His agent says:
There is a proposal from Panathinaikos, as there are from other teams. One of them is Arsenal, while there is also interest from Bolton.
Honestly, I don’t see him at Arsenal which probably means he’ll sign today. I have no idea how we’d use him though and he’s always struck me as a bit lightweight for English football.
Chelsea have reported Real Mardid over an alleged illegal approach for Arjen Robben. You have to take your hat off to them. They’ve got a neck like a jockey’s bollocks, they really do.
Lyon want to sign Gilberto apparently. One of the areas I think we need to strengthen properly this summer is central midfield and the last thing we need to do is sell anyone from that position. To give us the kind of squad depth we need Gilberto must stay while some proper quality is brought in.
Right, that’s it. I have a bit of a hangover and I need to float in the see for a while. Later.