Monday, 9 March 2009

Wisdom, porn, Champions League; y’know, the usual

My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it's a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky. Alan Moore.


Well I went and watched The Watchmen over the weekend and while pretty darn good it obviously wasn’t going to be as brilliant as the original comic strip written by the man who gave us the above quote. How do I tie-in a quote about genres and pornography to football? Well ‘loosely’ is the answer.


I hope, like most of you, that this week we absolutely don’t get what everybody’s predicting out of the Champions League (ruthless English dominance) and instead find a Moore-esque mixture, with the full gamut of surprises, great goals, excellent performances and decent games that the competition has thrived on for years (though the pornography may be an issue, unless of course ITV have another, and this time far dirtier, interruption to their schedule). Told ya it was a loose connection.


Anyhoo, with a fair amount of distinctly wishful thinking here’s my hoped for final eight heading for UEFA’s interminable quarter final draw somewhere in France later this month: ‘Pool (obvious reasons), Barcelona (better Lyon crumble now that inevitably in the next round), Athletico (Porto are boring as shite), Villareal (just plain better than the Greeks they face), Man U (just because I won’t let myself think they’ll be knocked out only to suffer more disappointment at their relentless form since November), Juve (obvious reasons), as well as (just have a feeling) Roma and (obviously) Bayern.


Elsewhere, one of our posters – JD – still has a decent chance of these coming in at 83-1: Porto, Man Utd, Real, Bayern, Roma, Panathinaikos, Chelksi and Barca.


Cue the music, the thrills, spills and bellyaches then let the hyperbole from the RTE panel commence. Hopefully no singing though.


Later, JJ

2 comments:

jd said...

feck sake!!!

u jinxed me!!!

jd.

JJ said...

In fairness chief, picking the Greeks was always a risk, sure they invented gayness don’t ya know.