Thursday, July 8, 2010

Paul The Octopus, the football pundit.

My name is Paul.
As you can see, i am an octopus!

In the other world, before i was hatched, I made an acquaintance with a delightful (albeit peculiar) man called Nostradamus and this gentleman taught me (above all things) how to predict the result of football games.

I was bred in Germnay, and thus could only predict games played by the Germans (though i actually hatched from my egg in England).
Back in 2008, for EURO 08, i only got one prophecy wrong (this is turning to be quite a badly presented resume ey? hehe).

This year, they once again put my prediction skill to test for the FIFA World Cup. I was there stuck in my aquarium (which, to be honest, makes me feel a tad bit claustrophobic) and they will put my food in two containers that are marked with the German flag as well as the flag of the opposing team.

You know, earlier on, when i predicted the win of Germany over Argentina, plenty of Argentinian fans threatened to eat me (thank god they never actually did!)

It was also pretty chaotic the other day when i indicated that Serbia will win over our nation. Some chose not to believe me, but at the end of the game, they had to silently succumb to the fact that they were wrong, and i was, once again, right.

Last night, i made my final prediction for this year's World Cup. To be honest, i just thought that the food in the Spain container looked more enticing.

I have no idea if we lost due to the fact that Spain's defense was spot on, or if i have unintentionally brought the morale of my countrymen down by predicting their loss. 

But hey! i didnt want to repeat my last mistake where i rooted for Germany but they were beaten by Spain, which made me look kinda stupid (though, as an octopus, you would think it's hard to appear any more stupid that i already do).

I saw last night's game so that i will be able to foresee the chances of me receiving more death threats. Looks like it's coming fast and steady now. I shall go and hide in the corner of my tank now before somebody makes a 'sambal sotong' out of me. 

Til the next prediction! (and you guys who are rooting for Netherlands and Spain can breathe in relief now as I wont be able to predict the outcome of THAT game!) 


p/s : i do have a hunch that Holland will win though! ;)


Jo Qusary said...

Drat, I was hoping to read news about Paul being turned into a million-dollar sushi... hahaha

Merissa K. said...

Soon bebeh, soon.

GGK said...

spain is just awesome .. end of story

Putri Sara Elisya said...

tension kan game smlm.. hopefully after this they'll get their momentum back

Merissa K. said...

masa 85th mnute macam tu, i dah cakar cakar muka ok!! hahaha. nasib baik ada equalizer. kalau tak malu je.


babe, why la u post comment kat sini? arsenal liv punya post kan ada? heheh.

and btw, bila nak tengok match arsenal dengan i? :)