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Friday, 18 June 2010

"Don't say anything!"

When I went to collect the bread this morning at Le Lézard Vert (Epeigné-les-Bois) I was warned by the three habitués, who take their coffee in the bar every morning, to say nothing about a football match played last night apparently between Mexico and France.

I didn't need to add anything to the headline in La Nouvelle République, the local paper. Still if Algeria beat England tonight ...

Le Lézard Vert


Jean said...

Nick is currently in Mexico
city for work and tells me there were riot police in the streets outside his office to control the exuberance of the crowds after the match.

Jim's Loire said...

There was a deathly hush over Epeigné last evening.

Will be in the Lézard Vert this evening to watch Algeria play England. As Nacer, who runs the bar, ia from Algeria it could be tricky if England happen to win.

We may be banned from the premises!!

Jean said...

I believe your place in the bar is safe !
The team of which each member probably earns more than that of the whole opposing team put together didn't do so well after all !!

Jim's Loire said...

Jean. You are right! We agreed that it was difficult to decide which was the worst team – France or England!

Anonymous said...

Great showing by Havret in the US Open.