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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Bah

Mightily depressed by the rugby.

Still, apparently the French are not so proficient on the real field of battle.

Don't believe me - then type "French Military Victories" into Google and hit the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.

19 Comments:

Blogger gonorr said...

Nice one.

Official French army mag is Soldier of Surrender.

5:21 pm  
Anonymous jamie said...

You lost to Scotland...SCOTLAND. *Shakes head* My Scottish neighbour is still crowing about it.

5:23 pm  
Blogger the Beep said...

we were awful

very funny Google thing.

5:53 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Gonorr - I thought that one belonged to the Italians.

Jamie - please I'm suffering enough.

The Beep - yup we were.

5:56 pm  
Anonymous TC said...

Yeah, I've Googled that before, it's a scream.
I mean, what does victory against Mexico count for? :)

6:09 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

TC - my favourite has always been the entry for the French revolution. By the way for anyone wondering about the vitriole - I'm 95% certain that the only time anyone has actually fired a real bullet at me - it was a Frenchman - but that's a story for another day.

6:27 pm  
Anonymous Stu Savory said...

@TC,
remember the Alamo?

8:41 pm  
Blogger SL said...

A classic, for sure. The Google thing, not the egg-chasing match...

Apologies for never visiting before, US. Seen your comments all over the place and for some reason never clicked through.

Still, done it now. Great read, very interesting.

8:46 pm  
Blogger greavsie said...

I'm still wearing my England Rugby fleece!

I have to, it's the warmest thing I've got.

8:43 am  
Blogger backroads said...

hilarious... they perfected their backwards pass on the battlefield you know.

10:08 am  
Anonymous laura said...

Jesus it was crap wasn't it. Martin Corrie looked so nervous walking out of the tunnel that I'm hardly surprised we fecked up so badly. Could mean an excellent match at Landsdown road though.

10:53 am  
Blogger Lennie Briscoe said...

I am still in moarning.. I hope we pickup again for the world cup next year.. I was at the final in 2003!!.. One of those life changing experiences..

12:54 pm  
Blogger Imogen said...

It'll all be fine chaps - don't be so defeatest... at least the Welsh didn't win (and a draw against Italy counts for nothing).

The entire England side had a bad time of it. Corry was decent enough as captain, Hodgeson was, as ever, rubbish. Lovin' a bit of Goode though - he's got a monster boot on him.

Hello US - nice to meet you :)

2:35 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Stu - aye.

SL - ta :)

Greavsie - and worn with pride one hopes.

Backroads - it would appear so.

Laura - apparently he might have been a bit unconfident of lasting the match without crapping himself in public.

Lennie - you lucky bugger.

Imogen - nice to meet you too. Goode also has a monster set of eyebrows on him.

5:04 pm  
Anonymous Mr Angry said...

Look on the brightside US, they may have won a Rugby match, but when they woke up this morning they were still French.

5:20 pm  
Blogger PI said...

We've got three grandchildren who are French and they are really sweet.
Mind you they are half English.

5:27 pm  
Blogger Imogen said...

US - have just found out that six degrees of separation have nothing on us. You "know" Southern Bird who is one of my old old friends (known her for about 6 years now). How come we've never "met"?

6:01 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

PI - so they could have looked smug whichever way it went.

Imogen - 6 years - is that in real life or blogworld. Where else do you 'hangout'?

6:04 pm  
Blogger Imogen said...

US - bit of both actually. Started on blogworld and then went into real life. Where do I hang out? In pubs normally.

Have blogged for years and stopped about a year ago. Have recently decided to start again. But haven't got around to actually updating site yet. Or thinking about what I can write.

6:14 pm  

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