Thursday, 11 November 2010

The big game

Did I ever tell you how much I don't like football? I know I did. So how I end up having to drive football supporters and even watching football matches I don't know. But I did last night again.

As it says in the title it was the big game last night as well. For the supporters we were driving to the game anyway. One of the better amateur teams in the Netherlands was taking over 2000 supporters with them to fight the best professional team of the Netherlands (right now): PSV. To them it was probably a minor game, but even that didn't dampen the spirits of SV Spakenburg. They were going to win!!!!

Well, the game started and it very quickly became apparent that if SV Spakenburg were going to win, they would need some football intervention from Pele to Maradona, from Johan Cruyff to David Beckham. Because the only side they were playing on was their own, defending. I must say though, they managed to keep PSV off until the last ten seconds of the first half. They scored and it was 1-0 to PSV.

The second half wasn't much better and after the second goal, you could see some desperation creep in for SV Spakenburg. Whenever they got the ball away from PSV, they would try and shoot it to one of their own and only managed that about 5% of the time. In the end, the score was 3-0 for PSV and they are through to the next round.

I've got one question running through my head now: why, if I don't like football, do I always end up in the stadium watching the game??


  1. I guess that, sometimes, being at the event is fun, even if you are not otherwise a fan.
    I am now blogging over at The AC is On

  2. And why did you drape yourself in orange during the World Cup?

  3. I hate football too, and really resent it being called our national game! You seem remarkably well informed for someone who isn't a devotee ;-)

  4. I was thinking the same thing as Julie, you seem to know more about your football than I do about Canadian football, which I hate, and American football, which might as well not exist for all the attention I pay to it.
    But the reason you're there is you drove the bus. Can't you stay on the bus with a laptop computer or an iPod to entertain you. Or a book, even? I guess it's getting kind of cold out at night, however, and damp.
    O well, just a thought.
    Glad you survived it.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. I graduated on the feild that Beckman plays on. That's all I know about your football. I watch American football when it's been turned on by someone or at a bar, but I don't turn it on myself. As for going to the games, that's a whole different story- it's fun to hang out with friends and eat bad food!

  6. Sorry that they lost. I know that I agree with you, I don't care for the sport either and it must be so boring to be the one to drive them and have to hang around and watch them play :(


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