Monday, 21 March 2011

Hopes and dashedness


Well, Saturday dawned with the smallest glimmer of hope that by some strange mathematically calculation Wales could still win the Championship. This did mean that Ireland would have to thrash England, and Wales beat France, but hey, sometimes strange things happen.....

Like when we were in Italy, we decided, that really it was a great idea to go out the night before the match and get very very drunk on grappa and large G&Ts. We stumbled across a bar with Jiffy and Graham Thomas, and then in the next bar, the Gareth Roberts (Welsh TV) and Gwyn Jones, and Colin Charvis...so what are the chances of bumping into such a collection of people in such as small place in such a large city? It made me believe that weird events could happen........

Hopes were raised when Ireland, in true mad style, whipped up a frenzy against an England side that seemed powerless to do anything to change the score. How we laughed, and calculated...27 points...BUT as baby sis pointed out at the other end of the 90 minutes, serves us right for laughing so hard...the Frenchies did us in. No wooden spoon at least but no feeling of satisfaction either.

Personally, I think that the stress of whatever happened between Shaun Edwards and Fergus affected them. At least it would have been good to have something to gossip about other than "no comment" from Warren...........

so, another year comes to and end - but not the end of these posts, as I still have some photos to load...if only I could find the camera x

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