Well all of you who know me at all know I love football and I know that not all of my friends do but this post is for all anipals whether or not they like football. Obviously I'm an England fan I am an English baboon so of course I get behind them in a big way with my England shirt, England world cup pizzas etc etc etc. In previous world cups I have only been interested in England, I didn't care about the other teams as long as they didn't beat England and I didn't give any thought to their fans. When England were eliminated which they always are I would support any team that had Arsenal players in. I was a thoughtless baboon.
Well I'm still a baboon that is fine, but I think I'm not so thoughtless anymore. Meeting friends from lots of countries on Twitter has made me be concerned for how they feel as well. My friend Mookie is obviously a major fan of his country Germany, that makes a big change for me, well actually for any England fan. Germany are the old footballing rival for England we have footballing history between us and both countries have suffered from the other in footballing ways. Usually England are the ones left crying after a match between them, especially in major tournaments, but it has gone the other way sometimes. If Germany ever lost a match England fans would be pleased and relieved. This time, when that happened I was so concerned for my dear friend. If/when Germany knock England out I will back them even though they don't have a single Arsenal player.
Then there are my US friends. Its been wonderful to see pals like MarshallSheldon and Gunner (Tweeypie54) getting more and more into football and enjoying the success of the USA. I think Gunner already had a good knowledge of football, having a name like Gunner I said 'you should support Arsenal their nickname is the Gunners' so the interest was already there. For MarshallSheldon it has been a major learning curve, oh dear he thought football was a game where people were padded up and ran holding the ball, when I explained it wasn't he thought it was played with sticks and the teams scored wickets, oh dear Mookie and I had a major problem trying to explain to him and Happpiii what football was. We still think that some of our US pals are a little confused they think it is called soccer but the progress has been amazing!! (Just joking US pals).
The there is the role Twitter has played itself, if you type #worldcup you get a little football and if you type #Eng you get an England flag, etc I haven't managed to work out the letters you need for some of the countries but its good fun and very colourful.
So my reason for writing this was to thank all my pals for being my pals and making things so much more fun including the world cup.