Woweee! When I wrote the last post, I had no idea of the furore that was about to break open.
I just dashed off the post, literally as the match ended, very much writing exactly as I felt, definitely without analysing or thinking about it.
And I have to admit that I was only half-watching the match anyway.
Well, it seems one of the French players handled the ball, twice, and scored a goal from so doing. That goal cost Ireland the match, and arguably, their place in the World Cup. The Football Association of Ireland have been calling for a replay, but it's not happening.
The fans, I'm delighted to say, behaved really well, even in the face of such an unfair defeat. The Irish players were devastated. I'm told that even the French newspapers the next day were ashamed and embarassed.
The reaction here has been strong, calling for video evidence in future games, as happens in rugby.
I'm not sure if all this has thrown the country even more into the doldrums, or distracted us from our current economic situation. One thing for sure, it suits the government, the heat is off them and onto Thierry Henry!