France 0, Scotland 1.

 Brigitte Bardot!  Charles de Gaulle!  Sasha Distel!  Napolean Bonaparte!  Nicolas Sarkozy!  Vanessa Paradis!  Thierry Henry!  Jacques Chirac!  Your boys took one hell of a beating!

Scotland won last night at football.  They beat France, one of the best teams in the world, 1-0 in Paris.   L’Ecosse, c’est fantastique! 

I have never felt such ecstacy after a football match.  Jings, I don’t think I’ve ever felt such ecstacy full stop.   Better than any drug.   It will take World Peace to beat this feeling, that’s for sure.   And World Peace feels a wee bit closer today, considering that yesterday World Peace was a likelier prospect than a Scotland win over France!   It just goes to show what can be achieved with good strategy, super-human effort, and a refusal to be cowed by a dominant opposition with a superior armoury.   (There is a lesson to be taken there for peace, justice, and environmental campaigners everywhere I think.)

What more is there to say?  24 hours later I remain speechless, stunned, grinning like a stupid fool.   Maybe, just maybe, Scotland will qualify from the Group of Death for the Euro 2008 football fest to be held in Austria and Switzerland next year.   The dream is alive for another month at least, and for a short time, all is right with the world.

I’m walking on sunshine, wooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
and don’t it feel good!!

~ by blacksheepdiarist on September 13, 2007.

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