Saturday, June 17, 2006
My first football memory is of the 1978 World Cup final. Argentina beat Holland 3-1. I was 5 years old and didn't understand much about what was going on, but I knew it was something special. I've been watching the World Cup ever since. Until this year. This World Cup has now been on a week, and I've only seen 5 or 6 games so far. I just can't get myself to sync with the timings, especially of the late night game. I usually end up falling asleep around 11pm. And most days I can't be bothered to leave home to go watch the games outside. It sucks not having the games available on free to air television. Last World Cup the first matches were on during work hours and we used to leave work to watch football. I used to go to work at 6am so that I can go out for the games without feeling guilty. This time the football's not even in office hours and I'm missing them.