England Vs Australia
12 February 2003
Ari and I drove over to pick Ian up from school and then caught a train into London - so far so good. When we went to get the underground across London to the stadium the trouble started ... They closed the underground - The train pulled in, then they announced the line was closed. OK, we thought - and we hot footed it out to catch a bus, and we got one fairly quickly, but a mile or so into the journey, it ground to a halt ... So we got out and walked. At least we found out what the problem was - the police had closed King's cross station, and cordoned off all the roads for about 200 yards all the way around. So we walked, and after about 45 minutes hard walking we made it around the station, and then managed to get a cab to the stadium. We got into the ground about 5 minutes before the delayed kickoff.
The England team came out and we all cheered and waved our flags - then the match started and they were abysmal. By half time we were two goals down and were being completely outplayed by the Aussies. Then the England coach changed the team - all 11 of them - and they deserved it. At least the youngsters in the second half put up a fight and managed to hold their own. Eventually Australia won 3-1, and they deserved it. Good game you Aussies.
Then on the way home - well we got directed to the queue for the Tube station - BUT the line was nearly a mile long - just to get to the station. So we walked on to the next station. By the time we got there we were all tired and fractious - the delay meant we missed our train and had to catch one that stopped at every station. Ian got home at about 1:45am - and then got into trouble for being sleepy in class next day. We got in at about 2:45am and I was so tired I didn't make work the next day.
|In the end we
only took one picture that was any good. And, appropriately,
that was Australia attacking the England goal.
The rest of the time we sat there almost slack jawed in disappointment at the England team.
Thanks a bunch England!