Thursday, 8 April 2010

AUSTRALIA

THEY ARE:
The nation of criminals we sent packing to the opposite side of the world many moons ago. They are also the home of Neighbours, Home And Away and Crocodile Dundee. Their most recognizable animal is the Koala, a little bear that climbs trees and gets stoned. They are a great nation until their residents become brash and decide to repeatedly inform you of this fact.

AS A FOOTBALL NATION:
Traditionally they are a mediocre footballing nation but in recent times they have become regulars at the World Cup.

MY OWN EXPERIENCE:
Their accents make them stand out in a negative way.

IN 2010:
They are in a tough group with Germany and Ghana (Group D). Interestingly this is the group that will produce England’s opponents in the first round so an England v Australia clash is a genuine possibility.

FAMOUS PLAYERS:
Tim Cahill and Mark Viduka. One was a Millwall legend and I was once told I looked like the other (initially causing great offense).

MOST OBVIOUS REFERENCE:
Mad Max 2.

AWAY FROM FOOTBALL:
Australia has a lot going for it. Sun, sun, sun. Beaches, beaches, beaches.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE FROM AUSTRALIA THAT I KNOW:
I currently know just one Australian (Mark from the Doomed Bird Of Providence) and additionally I also know a number of ex-pats who now live out there.

QUOTE FROM AN AUSTRALIAN:
Coming.

DO I LIKE THEM:
Yes because Tim Cahill provided many great times at Millwall.

FINAL COMMENT:
Socceroos is not necessarily a very good nickname for your team.

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