I felt pretty sad for the Irish last night
, I mean I'll get over it, I probably already have but it was disgraceful wasn't it? Le Hand of God eh? Just like Zinedine Zidane Le headbutt of God. What a lovely gracious nation those French are, if only those stupid Ancient Greeks could have had the balls to keep walking with those vines tucked down their tunics we could've just crossed the country of the map.
I am sure FIFA are very happy that they got the French and Portuguese teams to South Africa. The Argentinians, who were probably the worst of the qualified teams, also got there because FIFA make it almost impossible not to qualify from South America and in fact I don't now why Suriname don't switch from the CONCACAF to the South American qualifiers, get old Jimmy Floyd out of retirement and they'd have a great chance.
Anyway Thierry Henry, what a shame. One of a very small list of footballers never to grace an Addicks shirt that I'd pay very good money to watch. A sublime footballer, and a gentleman to boot. I bet Henry's name must have been mud around the Irish Pubs of Holloway and Islington last night, but I am guessing Arsene Wenger never saw it.
If Robbie Keane did it, if Wayne Rooney did it, if Clive Mendonca did it at Wembley in 1998, would the outcry be the same? Doesn't matter does it because it didn't happen. Time for FIFA to preach what that spout and bring some proper fair play to the beautiful game before it loses all credibility. Let's start with an official behind the goal like they ironically have in the Europa League, or whatever it's called. If an official can be paid to ask managers to keep in their technical box, check that substitutes studs are tight and hold a board up to announce injury time, then we at least deserve a sexually frustrated bloke in black behind the goal to mock.