June 21st, 2006


Worst possible timing

My sciatica is playing up again. It started yesterday afternoon, got worse last night, but after a long hot shower this morning, it seemed the worst of it was over. Wrong! By the time I got to the office, I could barely walk. I gave up trying to put in a good day's work after two hours, and came home. My back and leg are killing me, but I'm hoping that if I take it easy for the next few days, I'll have saved up enough energy to get me through the weekend. I'm not cancelling London, that's for sure.
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El fútbol total

Half an hour before kickoff...My distant relation (my sister's ex-mother-in-law's nephew, and therefore her children's second cousin and our second cousin once removed through marriage), our coach Marco van Basten has just revealed which players he'll be fielding. Regardless of which side will end up group winner, I'm sure it's going to be a great match to watch. If you look at all the previous times Holland have played against Argentina, they have always been spectacular, not least because the Argentines play in the tradition of the Dutch school of football: totaalvoetbal, or in Spanish "el fútbol total".

In the audience, our crown prince and his Argentinian wife. And I'm sure Maradona will be there again as well. Oh yes, it's probably going to be a wonderful match to watch.

ETA: Half-time, and 0-0. A few chances for Argentina, but none they could cash in on. Let's hope the 2nd half will add a little more spice.

ETA2: And Argentina are group winner on goal differential. Not bad. They done well. And so did we.