Friday, August 25, 2006

Beautiful Game

Football, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

A lot of people don't realise it but the official rules of football were drawn up in Cambridge. Yep, all the diving, fouling and match-fixing that go on in today's illustrious competition are all based on the breaking of rules first pasted up on the trees surrounding Parker's Piece (as seen above on a recent sunny day). Just 100 yds from my front door. The scent of the pitch, the quivering excitement, the sheer endurance of the human body and spirit reaching a crescendo of form and function that is The Beautiful Game - I'm oblivious to it all. Can't stand the game. Much prefer the crossword.... :)