! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.
I will be Tweeting the the England -v- Ireland Six Nations game.
If anyone is interested, here’s the commentary from Twitter …
- England get the British national anthem again. When will we get Jerusalem instead?
- National anthem scores: England 0 – 2 Ireland
- All 3 BBC commentators – English, Irish and Welsh – are predicting an Irish win
- Paddy’s are on the offensive, very good at line-outs
- England aren’t even trying to win line-outs, very strange
- Ronan O’Gara misses a penalty for Ireland. A good attempt but it was a long way and a challenging angle.
- England make a break but waste the opportunity with a silly mistake. Lot of foot action going on at the moment.
- England concede a penalty yards from the Irish line. Bit of nastiness. England concede another penalty, O’Gara misses by miles.
- Not a particularly exciting game this, no score so far and neither side looking very dangerous.
- Famous last words – O’Gara scores from a penalty. Third time lucky I guess.
- England attacking, not convincing
- England concede another penalty, Phil Vickery getting attention from the medics.
- Ireland made the only convincing try attempt of the game so far. England put the ball into touch. Huge sigh of relief.
- England come close to scoring a try – much closer than Ireland. Penalty to England, dead on and close. Flood scores an easy 3 points. 3 each
- A dull first half. Score is 3 all. Nobody has shone in the first half, a thoroughly disappointing game so far!
- Second half starting a bit more lively. Words will have been had in the changing rooms.
- O’Driscoll scores a drop goal for Ireland. Score now 6-3 to Ireland.
- Ireland looking much more promising than England. Nasty tackle on O’Driscoll, bet he’s seeing stars right now!
- O’Driscoll runs into an Armitage shaped brick wall. Penalty for Ireland but no idea why. Armitage was trying to avoid tackling off the ball.
- One too many knocks for O’Driscoll, he’s out of the game holding his head. Ireland came within an inch of a try.
- Ireland using a penalty to get a lineout in the England corner.
- Vickery gets a yellow card for playing the ball when he was off his feet – just what we need when Ireland are a few feet from the touchline.
- O’Driscoll still on the pitch and scores a try for Ireland. No idea who went off holding his head then! Maybe there’s more than one?
- O’Gara misses the conversion. England still within reach of a win but a man down and not playing as well as Ireland.
- England looking like they might get a try – a blinding run halfway down the pitch
- England attack is over – England throw the ball out of play and then concede yet another penalty.
- Armitage scores a penalty for England bringing the score to 11-6 to Ireland. England need a converted try to win.
- Toby Flood and Paul Sackey both injured. Andy Goode (aka the missing link) is on the pitch. Danny Care gets a yellow card, no idea why.
- Danny Care got the yellow card for trying to bend an Ireland player the wrong way – well deserved.
- O’Gara scores a penalty for Ireland. England are a man down, the game is Ireland’s
- England suffering from being a man down. Ireland winning 14-6 with 3 minutes plus injury time left to play. The fat lady is warming up
- Armitage scores a consolation try for England! Goode scores the conversion. 30 seconds left to play, a drop kick is all England need
- Ireland wins 14-13 but England almost caused an epic upset in the dying moments. Awful play by both sides and the score reflects that