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Well Done Spain

I only saw Spain play three full games in UEFA 2008. The first was a rather frustrating affair as they edged past Italy in the quarter finals. The other night they beat Russia comprehensively in the semis and tonight in the final the 1-0 victory scoreline against Germany doesn’t tell the story of the Spanish domination of the game. They were worthy winners of the competition.

Motty didn’t even mention England or 1966 once, although there was a scary moment when Franz Beckenbauer’s name came up. And of course the goal was credited to Torres “of Liverpool”

Footnote: I note from the commentary tonight that tonight’s victory for Spain comes 44 years after their last trophy. As Motty might say – “Could this be an omen for England?”

Do They Realise They’re Doing It???

This morning on the way to work I was listening to Radio 4 on the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation. The host of the news programme had representatives from the German and Spanish embassies on to discuss tomorrow’s UEFA 2008 final which is for the avoidance of doubt between GERMANY and SPAIN. I may paraphrase slightly but here are the main points.

Presenter to German (opening question!!) – “So do you think this has been a poorer tournament by England’s absence?”

German (slightly puzzled) – “Er. no not really”

Presenter -” But what about the feeling, the atmosphere?”

German (by now annoyed) – “I don’t think there would have been much difference”

Presenter – “What do you see as the main differences between Germany and England?”

German – (laughs slightly) “We are in the final of UEFA 2008 and England failed to qualify!”

Other questions by the presenter:

“We all know that Germany v. England is one of the classic international contests , going all the way back to 1966, does Germany v. Spain have the same kind of feeling about it?”

“I suppose Germany play in a very similar way to England. Do you think the English will be supporting the Germans?”

I mean we all expect this pish from Motty and co. But on Radio 4?

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Spain simply swept Russia aside tonight.

And so the Russians, along with £10 of my hard earned, make their UEFA 2008 exit. Watching Spain tonight makes me fancy them strongly for the final. This means you should now put your shirt on Germany!

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