Friday, 26 February 2010

What's French for 'ungentlemanly conduct'?

Wales score through Shane, putting them six points down. They can win it with one converted try - but time's up. At the restart, Michalak deliberately grubs the ball, not ten, and into touch. The referee blows up for time. Game over.

But Michalak committed a deliberate foul and should therefore have been penalised. At the very least he's guilty of ungentlemanly conduct (OK he's French, but the rules apply to everyone). The correct call was a Welsh penalty on the half way line. We can dream the rest...

4 comments:

malty said...

C'est la vie, as the cheating surrender monkeys would mutter, here's a good lament for the gallant losers now in purgatory...


Everybody's wonderin' what and where they all came from.
Everybody's worryin' 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
But no one knows for certain and so it's all the same to me.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.

Some say once you're gone you're gone forever, and some say you're gonna come back.
Some say you rest in the arms of the Saviour if in sinful ways you lack.
Some say that they're comin' back in a garden, bunch of carrots and little sweet peas.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.

Everybody's wonderin' what and where they all came from.
Everybody's worryin' 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
But no one knows for certain and so it's all the same to me.
I think I'll just let the mystery

Some say they're goin' to a place called Glory and I ain't saying it ain't a fact.
But I've heard that I'm on the road to purgatory and I don't like the sound of that.
Well, I believe in love and I live my life accordingly.
But I choose to let the mystery be.

Everybody's wonderin' what and where they all came from.
Everybody's worryin' 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done.
But no one knows for certain and so it's all the same to me.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.


lyrics courtesy of ms Iris DeMent, heartfelt condolences courtesy of the Maltys.

What?, I hear you ask, its 'Let The Mystery Be'

Gaw said...

Very consolatory, Malty. I particularly liked the vegetable reference.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Sounds like a close game, and must have been pretty exciting. But can you get 6 points from a penalty if it's on the half-way line?? If not, recommend this as a new rule (to be applied retrospecively).

Gaw said...

They'd have had to have scored a try and converted it, without another stoppage. (I'm impressed Gadj, not least by your way with the rules - does this mean I should try to get into ice dancing?)