Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Now or never


Who knew ABBA had song that could be applied to a football game? I'm not kidding. Take this example:

People everywhere
Sense of expectation hanging in the air
(...)
And here we go again, we know the start, we know the end
[we know the rules, we know the game]
Masters of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean
(...)
Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Ain't no big decision (ah-ha)
You know what to do (ah-ha)
La question c'est voulez-vous

Craziness explained: my club FC Porto is playing the 2nd leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions' League tonight. [for people that aren't familiar with this, that's the most prestigious club competition in the World, it's BIG] But it's really complicated. We're one goal behind because we lost at Schalke. This means tonight we have to score at least 2 goals and not concede any.

I'm a nerve-wreck. This game can make or break the season. It doesn't really matter that we're 12 points clear at the top of the national table, it doesn't matter that will be champions for the 3rd consecutive year. The truth is we got an acessible team in this stage of the competition and if we lose it's embarrassing. And also a waste of a precious chance to reach the quarter-finals. But la question c'est voulez-vous: do these players and this staff really want to win? If they do, they'll have to do their very best tonight. Good luck!!!!
I'll tell you about the result tomorrow (if I survive...)

6 comments:

kimananda said...

I'm crossing my finger and my toes for you! :-)

Devil Mood said...

Thanks Kim ;) Can you still see your toes, by the way? ;)

Standbymind said...

Hey all the best!!

:)

how was it?

Scholiast said...

I know the feeling ... although we're not playing CL until next week - I'm a nervous wreck too!

kimananda said...

Yes, I can...if I bend forward slightly! :-O

Miss Iyer said...

oooooo. look at you, you big footie fan :) I hope you still aren't sad abt the game.