So the big game is tomorrow. Well, let’s put it in perspective, it’s a friendly. Both teams will want to avoid injuries. Both teams have leaky defences. Honduras will have advantage over the heat, though they’ve been looking worryingly shite before the world cup and Hondurans are fearing a drubbing at the hands of Rooney and co.
I’m hoping that Honduras do alright in this world cup, maybe sneak through in second place. If they do, the ESPN blog continues and I get more pennies in my pocket, something I’ve enjoyed doing. My head is full of interesting facts, which I love testing my housemates with. For example, did you know Honduras have played Ecuador 13 times? The first was in 1983. Honduras have won 4 encounters to Ecuador’s 3. 6 drawn. The last time they played was November 20, 2013, finishing 2-2, in Houston. Also, did you know goalkeeper and captain Noel Valladares is the second ever most capped player for La H, with 122 to his name? I bet you didn’t know that. Fascinating stuff! I’d be great in the history of Honduran football round in a pub quiz.
Anyway, the bet is if England win, Pam’s going to buy me lunch at Hacinda Real. If Honduras win, she’s getting a Big Mac with a big gulp of angry thuggish English phlegm in it. That’s disgusting but I’m just joking of course.
I’m going to include two songs connected to both countries to rev up the emotions. For Honduras, here is a Honduran samba song.
For England, I’m including a hymn that I regard more stimulating, more rousing and more passionate than the bore that is God Save The Queen. I think the Queen think it’s shit as well. The song I choose isn’t by Fat Les, but derives from a William Blake poem, which is of course the heroic anthem Jerusalem, a song that makes me feel patriotic. I genuinely believe that if England played this before their games, the jubilant vibe would have inspired the team to win about 8 world cups by now. This is taken from the Proms.
Just to let you know that I may be on RDS Radio in Honduras next week taking part in a show about Brit Pop, so I guess this is a good opportunity to play a famous 90s Brit Pop song by Oasis How about Roll With It? I think it might well be. So I’ll finish there.
(I can’t believe this song is 20 years old).