Lairedion on the Euro 2008 football championship, and the Indonesian connection.
Lately Indonesia Matters seems to be flooded with all kinds of intellectuals and literature experts boasting to one another with pompous language and the amount of books they have read. Being somewhat bored with the creeping elitism here let me take you with me to the "triviality" of football, arguably the most important side issue in a large part of our planet (except the US, Canada, Ostrali, NZ and the Subcontinent, stand to be corrected of course) and highlight one of the most well-covered sports events in the world, Euro 2008.
Any of you people here supporting a particular nation and why? And what do you think of the action so far? Which player is considered the most sexy by the ladies and gays among us? Any questions and answers will do. My favourites Holland are doing surprisingly well and finally are playing the kind of football it has been renown for since the 70's. It's doing good for the global image of Holland where Geert Wilders seems to be forgotten, at least temporarily.
A topic totally unrelated to Indonesia at first sight but I know Indonesians are football crazy so I'm interested in your views on Euro 2008.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst
To start with: Players with Indo blood:
- Giovanni van Bronckhorst
- John Heitinga
- Robin van Persie