Wednesday, June 21, 2006

And The Winner Is...

Joe and Stacey came over last night to watch the Sweden vs. England match with Jules and me. I think everybody was pretty fired up for this match. This match was the decider of who England faces first in the knockout stage... Will it be Germany (the host nation) or Ecquador (which has only been in the World Cup twice... including this World Cup).

After the Germany vs Ecuador match, which was played before the England match, where Germany trashed Ecquador 3-0... the feeling was quite unanimous that England would be better off facing Ecuador if they want to proceed further in the World Cup.

It was their 3rd match and I was expecting a lot from England. Especially since IKEA, being a Swedish company, was doing a World Cup bet! If England turns out to be the victor, they'll be selling their red and white Jeff chairs for a penny! If Sweden claims victory, then it's 10 Swedish meatballs for a penny!

Because of that, I so wanted England to win! I want those red and white chairs for my garden! 10 of them, please! They will only come up to 10p!!

The match started and 2 minutes later Owen was stretched off the pitch! He landed his leg awkwardly and I could see a bone popped out from under his knee!! ADOI!!!

I have to admit that it's the first England match that I stayed awake for the whole way through! Probably because they're are playing a bit better or maybe it's just because the boys are about and telling Stacey and me to shut up most of the time!

Joe started singing Cole, Cole, Give us a GOAL... and then both him and Stacey tried a few different versions... and on the 34th minute, JOE COLE SCORED A GOAL!!

Brilliant! I'll be heading off to IKEA in Croydon tomorrow after work!

That thought didn't last long as when the second half of the match started, Sweden discovered the weakness in England defence!!

Everytime Sweden won a corner they were ever so close to scoring a goal! England defence seemed to be dodgy when that happens... and sure enough, Sweden equalised soon after the second half started!

From then onwards, it looked dodgy for England! Until Rooney was substituted and in came Steven Gerrard!! He managed to bring pace back into the England team... even blocked a goal from Sweden!! And then went to score another goal for England!

Yes... the trip to IKEA is back on!!

Only to be disappointed again by the England's defence on the 90th minute! Sweden scored while England's defence team ran around like headless chickens!

3 added minutes for them to score again so I could get those chairs!! But no... the game ended with a draw...

And the winner turned out to be IKEA...


Anonymous s_D said...

joe cole scored a goal and a half!!

swedish last goal bit pillow, i blame yati

i wanted to see svens reactions to the swedish goals, any bets he jumped for joy?

6/21/2006 12:53:00 pm  
Blogger aycookie said...

hahhahahahaahah..ayu pon akan excited gak!eh,kat blog ayu ader pop up lagi tak?ayu dah buang chatterbox tuh dah

6/21/2006 03:24:00 pm  
Blogger yati said...

reply to S_D:
stop blaming me for everything. seriously... it wasn't me!

reply to ayu:
kak ati dah baca dah blog terbaru ayu. nanti kak ati tepon ok? dah tak ada dah pop up!

6/21/2006 06:10:00 pm  

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