Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

You don't want to miss this.

Now that we're through watching Monkey-boy scramble a goal, and Skippy completely lose his s**t because he finally netted a penalty under pressure, thereby ensuring that UEFA's premium spectacle didn't again get decided on penalties, my mind has turned completely to the World Cup coming up. I was looking to see if Baddiel and Skinner or Alan Davies might be set to record some podcasts through the event when I found the Bugle's Andy Zaltzman's WC Group guides. Here's a taste of his analysis of Cameroon from Group A and his recollection of one of my favorite memories from any World Cup. "In the dying minutes of their opening match against reigning champions Argentina, as they defended a 1-0 lead, Benjamin Massing executed one of the great World Cup fouls, launching himself at Claudio Caniggia like a combination of an Exocet missile, JPR Williams and a hungry lion taking down an extremely tasty-looking zebra. He missed the ball by approximately 25 yards. Caniggia went into orbit. Boot dislodged, danger averted, mission accomplished. If any football foul has been a work of art, this was it. The referee was so impressed that he showed Massing a red card. And then a yellow card. Suggesting that the foul was worth one-and-a-half sendings off. A conservative estimate." Find the rest of his group guides HERE

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