Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Germany just defeated Australia 4-3 in an opening round Confederations Cup match in Frankfurt. It was a sloppy game, but there was a bright spot for fans of German Fussball: this was the youngest German national team (average age of around 22 or 24 if I heard right) to take the field since the invention of forever. So the kids are allright.

It crossed my mind that this was just like Gallipoli, by the way. Of course, there were fewer Turks, more Germans, fewer guns, and more guys playing soccer. And, of course, this took place in a stadium, rather than on the shore of a peninsula, and just finished a few minutes ago instead of 90 years ago. And Winston Churchill was not involved in the planning for this.

But the Aussies losing reminded me of Gallipoli. That and the limping Mel Gibson.


At 5:51 PM, Blogger eldan said...

The Metaphorocaust continues!


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