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Sunday Sport [Jul. 10th, 2006|09:42 am]
Tony Grist
I didn't watch it. I guessed it would be boring and ugly and it seems I was right. The French got ahead, then played defensively and lost their lead,  so it went to penalities- which is almost as arbitrary as settling it with Eany-meany-miney-mo-  but only  after Zidane got himself sent off  (the highlight of the match) for viciously head-butting an opponent who had tweaked his nipple. 

Sounds like a Guy Ritchie movie (and I hate Guy Ritchie).

What I did watch was the men's final at Wimbledon.  It was a classic clash of personalities- Federer as smooth as cheese fondue and Nadal all bouncy-bouncy, bandanaed aggression like a teenage mutant ninja turtle without the shell. In the event Federer whopped Nadal, but if Nadal had been just a little more tenacious he could have stretched it out into a five set nail-biter. Federer has now won four Wimbledons straight, which makes him one of the greats, but Nadal is learning amazingly fast and is serving him notice-  same time, same place and next year it won't be as easy.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-10 11:34 am (UTC)
The great players make it look boringly easy, don't they?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-10 12:09 pm (UTC)
Cheers!

he's come so far so fast. If he carries on like this he's going to be awesome.
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From: beiderbecke
2006-07-10 02:04 pm (UTC)
i LOVED guy ritchie when i was in 7th grade (7th year? i don't know how it works over there), until i realized that 1) scorsese and tarantino did it first and 2) he's not even really cockney and 3) he's madonna's poolboy.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-10 07:01 pm (UTC)
I don't know quite how these things stack up. Is 7th grade the final year? If so, the British equivalent would be 6th form.

Yeah, Ritchie is a rich kid and went to an expensive private school.
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From: beiderbecke
2006-07-10 07:36 pm (UTC)
7th grade is about 12-13 years old, then there's 8th grade and then high school (four years).
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2006-07-10 03:01 pm (UTC)
"Tweaked his nipple".....?

Is that a figure of speech in England? All the news reports I read said no one could figure out what had been said to Zidane. Roy was watching the match in a pub with his entire Alliance Francaise class and there was gnashing of teeth.

(I was happily watching POTC2 again, instead.)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-10 07:12 pm (UTC)
Well things have moved on. I understood that it was an authentic, physical nipple tweak, but tonight we're being told that the Italian defender called Zidane's mother a whore.

What the guy didn't know- at least I hope he didn't know it- is that Zidane's mother is ill and in hospital
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