Friday, September 25, 2009

The Nostradamus Eleven

Nostradamus (pictured above) is probably most famous for his amazing prophecy which predicted the Second World War, to be instigated by an evil, shady character called Hister (our "Hitler").

What is less known is his prediction that an England football team would win the World Cup. Incredibly, the old goat kept a notebook in which he wrote down the names of all the players in the 1966 England World Cup Final team, other characters involved in the competition and even drew remarkable sketches which, thanks to modern computer technology, have recently been transformed into monochrome and even colour photographs!

So, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I am pleased to present to you...


Head Coach: Alf Rimsey

Gordon Bonks

George Coben

Jackie Chilton

Bobby Mayre

Ray Wilkins

Alan Balls

Nobby Steel

Martin Peterson

Bobby Chilton

Roger Hunter

Geoff Hister

Nostradamus had such incredible powers he even foresaw that the cup itself would be stolen and then thankfully found by a remarkable animal...

Dog, Biggles, with owner and World Cup

And who could forget the mascot of that great tournament?

World Cup Wally


  1. very nice...although I fear some of the sporting references are lost on me...that is to say, most of them.

  2. It was PICKLES who found the World Cup, not Biggles.

    Hate to be picky...

  3. omchelsea - You have to be a certain age.

    Rog - I know! But Nostradamus didn't!

  4. Did that Roger Hunter fella come out of the same extra long mold as Peter Crouch?

    Can we expect a robot dance?

  5. That is Peter Crouch!

    This post doesn't seemed to have travelled well. It was funny in my imagination.

    Oh well, back to the drawing board.

  6. Ben Hoddle5:36 PM

    I thought it was funny.

    Apparently he even predicted the outcry over not picking somebody called Jimmy Groves

  7. OOh - shouts over to MJ - Geoff's got pictures.
    George Coben used to be Mungo Jerry and Geoff Hister was Bobby Ewing.
    Roger Hunter was a size zero model who was banned from the catwalk, Liverpool and England because he just got in the way.
    Poor old Nobby.
    I get it all Geoff.

  8. Ben - Too true. And Bobby's combover! He was a genius!

    Kaz - I wish somebody would shoot Bobby Ewing and put us all out of our misery. If only old Nostra had predicted the 3 Hammers he'd be a hero at the Boleyn.

  9. Don't worry, Geoffrey, I get it.

  10. Not many of us know Ralph Coates, I suppose.

  11. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :)

    except for Wally, I hate that twonk.

  12. Where's Wally? Sorry, I can't see him!