Wednesday, 28 June 2006

MARK'S WORLD CUP WATCH OUT



Rooney! Rooney! Engalnd this & Engalnd that. In a week or less it'll be an Elton John sad song to cut away to the credits on. Or will it? Spain are out. Again. But, we won't miss Aragones - no, we won't. No more racist jibes from that 'orrible little man. Age is indeed catching up with him, so we can only hope that death is on our side.
I write to bemoan globalization, which in turn has given us the universal haircut. I remember the days when one could tell a nation by the way they wore their hair. Some of the Italians like Allesandro Nesta are holding to tradition, with their long lank and thoroughly lacquered locks. But I feel let down by the Poles; where have the inappropriate 'taches, and the feathered mullets gone? Although several Ukraine players - including Anatoli Tymoshuk & Maksym Kalinichenko have long hair, it's more Fara Fawcett than Michael Bolton top-weave.

My favourite haircuts have been 27 year old full back Magnin Ludovic of Switzerland, who despite being very thin on top, insists on trying to shape a style from his strawberry blond locks. And, also France's Frank Ribery. If injured (any further) he could quite feasibly make a lucrative career in B-movies, as Igor.

12 comments:

leildo said...

hello mr sanderson.

Frank Ribery's scar said...

Ribery's a funny figure isn't he? With that scar going down the side of his face too, there must be potential to cast him as a villianous fiend.

On the footballing side he's a good player, was impressed with him last night.

Worst hairstyle has to be cammorannese for Italy, with that god awful long pony-tail, mind you its very shiny though.

white brian deane said...

Best haircut, a guy that played for Togo i think, i forget his name, he had just a dreadlocked fringe - now thats a haircut!

Mark Sanderson said...

Ahh, you must mean Angola's aptly named Loco. Yes, wonderful. And what Oliver Kahn's aging He-Man cut?

fields aka leildo said...

oliver kahn is a moody shite isnt he. sulks because he isnt playing. what a t-wat. not a team player is he jay. what you talking about..

white brian deane said...

I defy anyone not to sulk about being a sub. We all want to play!

Oliver Kahn must be about 250 years old by now, easy. He's been around forever. Did he take over straight from Illgner?

Mark Sanderson said...

Oh no, you're forgetting about (Andreas?) Kopke, who broke our hearts in Euro '96. He 'keeper coach now, if I'm not mistaken.

white brian deane said...

Close to unbelieveable soccer knowledge Mark. You astound me.

I'm gonna go sit in the sun and think of a question for you.

Jaldo said...

My mate Tom is trying to set up a five a side footie tournament for living legends ltd http://www.llegends.co.uk/. The price per player is twenty pounds (100 quid per team) and the prize is 1000 pounds. Which means if you win you will get back ten times what you put in. Cant argue with that!!!! There will be 32 teams in a knockout comp and hopefully it will be in one of the indoor venues such as soccer city. If we do win (big if!) the money go's into Burridge saturday side, if you're up 4 it let me know i need numbers. Date not known as yet.

Jaldo

leildo said...

just think if the italian clubs did get relegated! look at all the players that would be up for sale!!

villa have shot-gun on kaka..

Tom Bakers Scarf said...

hey, interesting thing on Doctor Who. for every decision or act an individual makes the alternatives carry on in parallell universes. so somewhere in the depths of space and time is a planet earth where bryn has never masturbated in public.....

pete said...

Hi Lads
First friendly organised for Sat 5th August against Beaney Park FC @ the clump inn pitch @ Chilworth kick off 2.30pm.then back to the shirley park inn afterwards.Let me know if your available in due course.Remember training starts in a few weeks I will see you all then.Spoke to Barrie and he wants some help with the pich next Sunday any help will be welcome bring your own spade and pitch fork.Barrie is going to speak to me in the week.
Pass the word around.

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