Football crazy, football mad
Well, I am when it comes to Charlton, which I haven’t visited in ……… pause while I count all my fingers and toes …….. years. But there ain’t no getting away from one’s roots, so I’ll continue to root for them until the final penalty, golden goal or sudden death.
First off this weekend was that Sven Goran Eriksson, the England manager, said “Parker for England
Scottie Parker, once the fans favourite, transferred from Charlton to rouble-rich Chelsea in January for £10m+, a snip at the fee. Charlton’s manager, Alan Curbishley said this week that “Charlton (are) not-so-good without Parker
But then last night we beat Liverpool
Whoopie. I feel gooood today! Cumon you R-e-ds. Whoops, that’s the Liverpool strip at home, so we wore yellow. But weren’t.
Whatever, I still say money can buy happiness ~ probably. Readers may not share or understand the communality of feeling that comes from supporting a sports team. However, there are a few sports stars who transcend their particular domains to become supposed worldwide icons of style ~ or lack of it in the case of Mike Tyson.
We Brits are very good at putting folks on pedestals which we then delight in kicking away. Bend it like Beckham? You’ve got to feel sorry for the guy right now having to put up with the tosh about Posh
from the News of the Screws ~ which I won’t dignify with a link.
If you scroll back to the top of this page you will see a Google-generated ad maybe suggesting that you can Learn to Speak Indonesian
In the interests of market research, and to save you having to fork out $8.95, I’ve had a look at the sample exercise. Mind you, with “No tedious memorization. The words stick in your memory without effort.”, this could be money well spent.
So, what’s their system?
”Indonesian words will be presented like this: the Indonesian for BREAD is ROTI (pronounced ROTEE). Imagine you watch BREAD ROTTING, in your mind, AS VIVIDLY AS YOU CAN, for 10 seconds. Unless you picture the image for the full 10 seconds, you will not experience for yourself how amazingly effective the method is.”
Have I forgotten something? I know teeth decay, politicians corrupt and metals rust but I’ve never seen bread rotting, though I have seen it go mouldy. So, where’s the alliterative allusion, the intellectual illusion, aka the aide memoire?