"The Republic of Ireland could have been preparing for the World Cup if it hadn't been for THAT goal by Thierry Henry..."
Three pints tonight.
Just the three but I figure I've heard this intro wrongly on Sky Sports News, checking for the score from some game of heads and volleys in Ballsbridge.
I pause it and rewind it and, yep, there it is.
"...THAT goal by Thierry Henry..." spake from the shouty gob of Scotch tit Jim White.
It's the newscaster's cocksuredness that irks me.
Not only is he referring to 'that' goal, but he's referencing 'THAT' goal, the one that denied Ireland the chance to lose on penalties in Paris last November.
Well, I'll see him caps lock for CAPS LOCK, raise him his 'THAT' for my 'IT WAS WILLIAM GALLAS WHO SCORED YOU HORRIBLE GOBSHITE!' and take my ire out on the nearest punching cushion.
This is the caps lock of MY pedantry, the tipping point of months of hearing about Henry's goal.
It was Gallas.
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I turn over to The View and see a lad called Manchán Magan calling something shit.
Fuck off, world.