without football until we kick off the new season.
After the glamour of the World Cup a trip to watch us play Crewe awaits me on August 5th.
I am glad Italy won last night. A week last Saturday Zidane gave the most wonderful footballing display and that's what I want to remember him for but right now I am still stunned into shock by what he did last night. My son who was supporting France felt the need to defend his actions and to accuse Marco Materazzi of cheating from that moment until half an hour after the game finished. I let myself get so wound up by D attempting to defend the indefensible I was on the verge of refusing to take him to football ever again. What with that and my other son insulting the referee for 120 minutes just because he (quite rightly) sent Rooney off, we didn't exactly achieve the most relaxed Family Viewing the World Cup Final Together scenario at our house.
Incidentally, I think I have just entered the twilight zone as I appear to be hearing David Cameron on the radio defending teenage boys. It's the Conservative Party allegedly, but not as we know it. I'd like to hear him attempt to defend the behaviour of my two last night - now that would be a challenge for his liberal credentials :-)
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