The majority of football fans and pundits will tell you that Rory Delap did only make it as a Premier League footballer because of his throw-ins but I know otherwise: he hasn’t got just brilliant technique in his hands but his feet, too. Unfortunately he has scored this stunner when television was just invented and no-one ever talked about it:
Much was said after the game, much was discussed. But unfortunately nothing about the low and poor performance of the Irish team but the great support of the fans and after Roy Keane in the ITV studio in Warsaw made his annoyance about it clear anyone felt that also his opinion was needed for making Roy Ireland’s villain number one again 10 years after Saipan. I felt that every so-called anti-Roy-journalist in the country (namely the Irish Independent folk) all of a sudden rummaged their old biased articles from the drawer.
As I have written before: hope was immense before the game but only three minutes into it perhaps all Irish supporters were crashed down to Earth again. Then again right before half-time and maybe into that big hole right into the second half. You could tell it was bad luck with the third goal (it was!) and the referee was at fault not to give the penalty for the foul on Robbie Keane (yes, it was a penalty!) but what really counts was the naitivity and all-over bad defence on the other two goals plus the robot-like performance without real heart and the missing plan B by Giovanni Trapattoni.
… Ireland, of course. So, trust me (and the fire oracle) and place your bets. How I know that will happen? Simple: I went at a friend’s birthday party two days ago, took some fire pictures and before everyone I asked the oracle about their prediction. At first all six games of the Ireland group C, then the outcome of the three other groups, the four quarters, the two semis and finally the final game. That’s 16 games and so 16 pictures in total. Because I don’t want that you say I’ve cheated I show you the very pictures with the interpretation of the fire oracle guru (i.e. me, as I am very keen in Zoroastrism):