Ray has been doing this all along during the World Cup: creating these five-line limericks summing up the day's play. But up till now, no one outside Ray's favoured circle has noticed. Thanks to a friend who shall remain nameless for passing them along, today's quarterfinal doggerel is here. And nice job, Ray. Please consider dropping in here any time, there's always a place for this kind of quality:
0 ENG v POR 0 (PK 3-1):
Rooney’s gone. England’s down to ten men,
Posing one serious problem for Sven.
Without Beckham (replaced)
Will his King now be Aced?
Damn! Scolari has trumped him again!
0 BRA v FRA 1:
Les Bleus outplay the famed Blue and Yellas!
No more carnaval in the favelas.
Toute la France crie, ravie,
Vive Zizou! Vive Thierry!
Celebrating this year’s Cinderellas!