Hup Oranje hup ……….oh shit!

Well now we are in trouble.

The Netherlands have gone and beaten the Italians 3-0. They never win the games that matter and then this! Just as it’s least expected. 18 months of building neighbourly relations and poof! all gone.

God knows if they end up beating Greece as well we’ll be having serious problems. The only non-partisan neighbours we’d have left having celebrity-relativesthat make me nervous. Thank God the Lebanese aren’t in the European Cup!

Hup Oranje hup!

Living as we do in ‘little Europe’, the upcoming European Cup is, of course, of some interest to virtually all of our neighbours. And while we are too miserley and uninterested-in-general in cable TV to actually pay for it, our neighbours are of a much more committed and generous nature. This means that they will be watching the EC from the comfort of their own lounge rooms.

The date is set. Tuesday 10th June, the time; 4.45am. The Match; Netherlands vs Italy. The venue;Tony and Tina’s place (across the road) Tony (husband), Tony (friend) and Tony (brother) (they are Italian….) will be setting their alarms and getting up early to watch Italy despatch the Netherlands. Ron has been invited to join them.

Ron is dubious about the benefits of being the lone-Dutchman at this match, especially in the, (extremely unlikely) event, that the Netherlands actually win. I’ve suggested he take Jacob with him. They wouldn’t beat up a man with a four-year-old on his lap. Although they might well trip him up ……… accidentally of course.