Friday, May 12, 2006

Pre-Cup-Final Tension

Wednesday night I dreamt I was in the team. I didn't recognise any of my team mates or the opposition. It was a tense match. I bicycle-kicked the ball away from our penalty area. I woke up with my foot an inch from the bedroom radiator.

Last night I also dreamt I was in the team. Except my team was a rock band and we were in a battle of the bands with the Flaming Lips. I was thinking we could piss all over these jokers but Wayne Coyne threw us a googly, interrupting their set by tucking into the buffet, playing for time. They then did that song that asks me if I realise that everybody is going to die. I retaliated by putting my heart and soul into the Beatles' Yesterday, followed by a new song I'd just written. We blew the audience away.

Sorry, Liverpool. Do one. This is our year.

11 comments:

  1. Geoff, you really must stop eating cheese in bed.

    I would like to wish the Irons the very best. I have no particular loyalty on this one but as my cohabitee is from E17 I feel duty bound to root for her side. Will Ashton be fit?

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  2. Cheers, Richard.

    Still don't know whether Ashton or Etherington are fit - I bet Benitez doesn't know what to do.

    Watching the build-up on tv, wondering where Alf Garnett and his Scouse git son-in-law are.

    It's been 26 years, you know.

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  3. Good luck to plucky West Ham and plucky Gretna in the Scottish Cup Final.

    Not a bad team, Gretna. A marriage of youth and experience.

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  4. I have just realised my huge mistake so I'd better correct it before she notices. She's from E15, she never was in a band.

    Yes plucky Gretna. That would be unusual, a team with Scottish players winning the Scottish Cup Final.

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  5. Hey! MJ sang you a song...whats going on? maybe I will read and find out...Nope, sorry, the post about dreams isnt helping explain why MJ is singing to you. Hmmm.

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  6. Hard luck. Great final and no disgrace in losing that one.

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  7. Everyone please pass the tissues to Geoff.

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  8. ~d - Me and MJ sing to each other every Saturday.

    Richard - good match for the neutral, eh? Great final - let's just hope Gerrard can do the same for England. I see Gretna lost on penalties, too.

    MJ - I never cry when we lose, only when we win or when Bobby Moore is mentioned.

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  9. I'm crying 'cause I didn't get to see the footie wives.

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  10. I had to laugh when somebody described Gerrard as a big game player during the match - he's played pants for England recently yet he turns out decent stuff for Liverpool week after week. Matt Le Tissier anyone?

    That really was a great game though. No filthy tackles, nobody cynically falling 25 yards out (they went down but "properly"), great spirit and I think Liverpool know they were damn lucky to win. A game like that doesn't deserve to go to penalties.

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  11. All of Manchester and the blue half of Liverpool were West Ham fans for the day.
    You didn't let us down.

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