So, it’s official Ireland is in the middle of a Heatwave. Temperatures reached 30C yesterday. Now this hasn’t happened in a long time. So many young people in Ireland have not experienced a long period of dry weather never mind a heat wave.
Still the chores needed to be done. The mound of ironing had morphed into a mountain and the world cup was calling to me so ironing in front of the TV worked well.
That was until the final scores when Senegal were knocked out of the tournament. They had played well although yesterday their finishing let them down. I was delighted that Japan had got through.
I then watched the Japan v Poland match. What a shock to see so-called professional footballers passing the ball to one another with no attempt to play it in the oppositions half for a full 15 minutes. It was obvious that the teams had decided, that if the score remained as it was with Poland having won by a single goal, then Japan would go through to the final 16 and there was no need to actually play football.
How dare these so-called professionals do this? Do they not know, that their supporters would have had to save for perhaps a year to travel and purchase tickets for the World Cup? Do their supporters not deserve to see their national team playing until the final whistle? I would have been ashamed if the Irish Republic’s team had played in such a manner.
Thank goodness I didn’t scorch any clothes while I ranted and raved. But it was a very disappointing way to end a football match no matter what the reason.