11 July 2021

Penalties

After ninety minutes, the score was England 1 - Italy 1. The match then went to extra time. After thirty minutes, the score was still England 1 - Italy 1. To find a winner, the game then went to penalties. Tragically, England only scored two of their five penalties but Italy scored three. Consequently, Italy have won the European Championship Cup. 

I do not begrudge Italy their victory. They played well throughout the tournament. England played well too but at the final hurdle we stumbled. I feel as sick as a parrot and that's all I have got to say. Good night.

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  1. I wondered how that worked. I'm sorry for your loss.

    I'd have said "I'm as sick as a woman who went to a family reunion and ate something that strongly disagreed". But hey. That's just me.

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    1. That woman sounds strangely like you Debby!

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    2. But an apt description of sick. Sorry about your team though. I was very confused by the 1-1 score. In our football, the game would have gone on forever until someone scored another point.

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  2. Sorry about that. I'm both English and Italian, so I have mixed loyalties.

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    1. Last night you were Margherita.

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    2. Yes, indeed I was! My actual name is as English/Scottish as they come though.

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  3. Ah, well ... someone had to lose, and you're being good-natured about it - a good example for little Phoebe. I do assume she was up late watching it with you? No? Some day, hopefully :)

    I just read a news clip that Canadians in Little Italy, Montreal are celebrating Italy's win too. The match had a long reach.

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    1. Phoebe wore an England shirt before the match. She was chortling for England but missed most of the game as her cruel parents put her to bed.

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  4. Life has returned to normal - hurrah. Sad we lost but 'it's going to Rome'.

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  5. Commiserations YP.
    Did you enjoy the game, despite the outcome?

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    1. Of course I was thoroughly gripped by it - every moment JayCee but I am not sure that "enjoy" is the right word.

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  6. I enjoyed the first 3 minutes!! Watched all the match apart from the half hour that I fell asleep.

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    1. The first three minutes were splendid weren't they?

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  7. Oh dear YP, I must admit to being somewhat optimistic when I read the news this morning. I didn't watch TV and didn't check on the result before going to bed last night! So sorry that England lost, but is it any consolation to say that there's always next time?

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    1. I might be deceased when the next final comes around.

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  8. My heart said England and my brain said Italy. England had their chances but they didn't put them away.

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    1. Three young lads took the three missed penalties. I would have gone for Grealish, Phillips and Sterling instead. Rashford and Sancho had only just come on. Even so, getting to the final was a fine achievement.

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  9. Did Mancini win on tactics?

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    1. Mancini? I thought that was some kind of beachwear for gentlemen.

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  10. It was about 8am Monday when the match concluded here. Our Little Italy street was crazy with glee and flares. It would had been nice if England won, but it was also nice that Italy won.

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    1. You should have been a diplomat Andrew - sitting on the fence like that!

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