Well, it was a game of two halves and Fail was the winner on the day.
I didn't cry, impressively enough. Mostly because I had the entire game to get used to the fact we were going to lose.
Cos, y'know, We sucked.
Okay, so did the referee. Hard. And in the second half, so did France, a bit.
But we couldn't hold onto the ball, and in the first half, the French got every turnover that was going and several that weren't. They played the referee better than we did, and also actually seemed to know what the rules were.
So, basically, the French deserved to win.
They are also FUCKING HUGE O M G!!! I don't know quite what they eat in France, but those boys have certainly been eating a lot of it. This means that when they tackle something, it stays tackled. Which was something we didn't manage, which meant they scored, a lot.
Really, I don't know if we will be able to pull it back in just a week. Our second half was certainly better than our first, thanks to Graham Henry gave the boys a kick up the jacksie so hard they'll be tasting dubbin for days, but our inability to gel will probably take a bit longer to fix.
And you know whats even worse? I think they're better looking than we are... In a Eurotrash kind of way, of course.
Edit because a performance as bad as this one does not deserve it's own post,
Dear Slack Caps,
RE: Your Batting.
WHAT THE FUCK?
Why did you bat first at all? Why keep sweeping? How the fuck did you manage to get all out?
99... bloody hell.
No love for at least three days,
P.S Highlight of the match - Brendon McCullum taking out Marty Guptill. Honestly if the All Blacks had tackled like that they might have won.
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