09 March 2006

Good luck hooligans

I love the word hooligan. I was listening to German radio this morning and they were talking about how they'’re getting ready for the World Cup this summer. Specifically, how the police, etc., are getting ready for the soccer hooligans that will be at the games. More on the story at the BBC.

When I was in England there was no end of trouble with soccer hooligans. The police even brought out a hoolie snoop van (I love saying that). It was basically a van/truck thing that would drive around the perimeter of the field and film the spectators. Oh, and there were people who got in trouble because of hoolie behavior and were banned from attending another soccer match. Ever!

Now I have an earworm -- The Smith's song, Sweet and Tender Hooligan.

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