I would have liked to avoid sport again today, but it was such a busy and successful weekend for greenYgrey related sportspeople that I feel too sporty.
England Win Football World Cup
I helped win England’s only senior cup in the first year of my life: 1965/66 season. I was still resident in St. Helier, Jersey at the time, where I was born. This is me just before the World Cup, aged 7 months:
Jersey play in the English leagues, and football players such as Matthew Le Tissier and Graeme Le Saux have represented England.
My family were/are more Welsh, and I was taken to Wales a year or so later. My only known/living grandparent moved (back?) to England and died there. My father’s side of the family all grew up in England.
I don’t care about English identity so much any more anyway, specifically because of all the child grooming that’s gone on in the country, and ignored by the majority of (powerful) people, considering myself more British/U.K.
Sunday Sport (remembering the fun old comedy wordplay newspaper!)
While I was writing yesterday’s blog, England’s U20s were winning England’s first football World Cup at any level since 1966, beating Venezuela 1-0 in the final.
Yesterday in Leeds, the Brownlee brothers dominated the ITU triathlon race, and GB triathletes took four of the top five places. Moreover, they all had surnames beginning with B, with Bowden and Bishop in 4th and 5th. It would have been really amazing if all their forenames started with G, but they didn’t. Alarza of Spain took 3rd.
The women’s race and all the other events were great too, with the weather averagely mostly dry greenYgrey. The sky cleared in the evening, while today there’s been some heavier rain showers.
Team GG’s Continued Success!
Team GG (GreenyGrey) was a bit of fun, with anybody and anything in greenygrey colours added to it. However, people began taking it seriously! Either for rivalry, looking for clues to my sporting/identity/sexuality/ interests and preferences, or blaming it for any defeats, crashes and injuries!
Rafa Nadal, who’s been called the werewolf tennis representative for a bit of fun, and folklore competition with vampire Roger Federer, stormed back to his best on his favourite surface with a resounding French Open win on the very greenygrey Roland Garros (apart from the court surface).
Then Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix in his greenygrey Mercedes Formula 1 car, with his yellow helmet added to the greenYgrey look as the greenYgrey ascended the middle Y to yellowdom from the Werewolf of Oz to XaW Files; in a trilogy beyond most of humanity (at its current state of evolution anyway; hopefully it will continue…):
Available to buy or borrow on Amazon and some great big bookshops.