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World Cup Quote So Far…

From St. Glenn of the Hockle on the BBC upon the occasion of Mexico beating Cameroon 1-0…

“Cameroon looked like they were playing in chains”.

Given Hoddle’s previous the mere fact the BBC felt the need to employ him now is astonishing.

Just look up his opinions on the disabled, faith healers and of course “Diamond Lights”. That and the fact he tended to play Anderton. And won fuck all.


  1. Rachel Scotland says:

    Good job he did’t say the Mexicans were playing ‘like their arses were on fire’ !

  2. John Galt says:

    I was watching the Spain / Holland game in Nijmegen last night and it was something to believe. Everytime Holland scored they threw their beers in the air, so I ended up smelling like I had been dipped in Heineken.

    Certainly during the 3rd goal, the result of a goal mouth scuffle, Spain seemed as if they were half asleep. Xabier Alonso did well to score the initial goal, but the match just deteriorated into a Spanish farce after that.

    To paraphrase Hoddle – “The Spanish seemed to be sleepwalking through most of the match”.

  3. NickM says:

    We’ve been to a wedding…

  4. John Galt says:

    I thought you were already married ?

    No point going to somebody else’s wedding – that’s just gloating over the body of the condemned.


  5. Mr Ed says:

    Well after this performance, what’s left? Vintage 80s pop.

  6. NickM says:

    Mr Ed,
    Go to The Hague, go directly to The Hague, do not pass Go and do not collect 200 Quatloos.

    That is a crime against humanity

  7. RAB says:

    Well after this performance, what’s left?

    Er… a bottle of Whiskey and a revolver discreetly left on a table on the veranda?

    Holland were brilliant last night. Early days, but definitely my tip for the semis or even the final.

  8. John Galt says:

    Remember RAB – “It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail“.

    Spain demonstrated the latter quite clearly last night.

  9. RAB says:

    Well so far so good… Italy 2 England 1. Pity really cos we didn’t play that shabbily.

    Look, you Football affectionados, tell me this… Why the fuck doesn’t a striker/forward just run into the box, use his skills at dribbling (even my 90 year old mum knows how to dribble ;-) ) and bloody shoot from close range? If they get brought down in the panic they are very likely to cause a defence, then they are on at least a fifty fifty chance of a penalty, aren’t they?

    Grievesie and Besty used to do it all the time, but shrugged off defenders trying to re-arrange their knee-caps and scored anyway.

  10. Single Acts of Tyranny says:

    RAB. Congratulations on not being one of the Welsh anti- English bigots. I am always disappointed when I go back home to hear it. The stuff these guys come out with is full on BNP if applied to say, black people.

    That said “we” ?

  11. NickM says:

    Mr Ed,
    Take your position on the naughty step. That “song” was the beating of a very large sea-mammal – a crime against the huge manatee.

  12. RAB says:

    Yes I’m Welsh, and if Wales are playing England at anything at all, then there is no doubt as to who I’m cheering on, but swivel eyed Nationalism has never sat well with me or my generation.

    I used to live in Gordon Road at one time. Our local was the New Ely. Sometimes the main bar was a bit packed so we used to go round to the back bar. Trouble was that was full of rabid Welsh speaking Nationalists who had colonised it for their own, and you had to order your drinks in Welsh or the bastards wouldn’t serve you!

    We soon learned how to say…. peint o ymennydd SA os gwelwch yn dda (which translates as… A pint of Brains SA please). But generally we left the fuckers to their self imposed petrified parochialism.

  13. John Galt says:

    Come home to a real fire, buy a cottage in Wales.


  14. Mr Ed says:


    I plead journalistic immunity, reporting events. I did not force anyone to listen, I vozn’t even gifink orders.

  15. NickM says:

    A fair point. The second highest scorer in English men’s senior football is of course Gary Lineker and he did just that. His final game was under the reign of “Do I not like that” Taylor who subbed Lineker when he was within a single goal of equalling Bobby Charlton’s record. We were against Sweden at the Euros. Taylor brought on the exceptionally mediocre Carlton Palmer. We lost.

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