Sunday, January 04, 2009

Like Living In A Foreign Country.

The New York Times has an article about the failure of British football players in Italy* and they've included one of my favourite quotes of all time:
After scoring 139 goals for Liverpool from 1980 to 1987, Rush had seven goals in 29 games in his only season at Juventus. A Welshman, he did not help himself when he reportedly said about his time in Turin, “It’s like living in a foreign country.”
Rush was also reputed to have once asked a group of journalists why one of their number wasn't there.

"he died a few months ago" they told him.

"How?" he asked.

"The Big C", one of them replied.

"What, he couldn't swim?"


la marquise said...

Couldn't it just have been yoofspeak, unkindly mispunctuated by a journalist? Asked to explain the deterioration of his form, he perhaps, wanting to say that he was homesick, replied - "It's,like, living in a foreign country".

Season of good will and all that.. even to footballers.

I like your blog. Keep on keeping on.

Ross said...

It could be, but why check such a good story and risk it being proved untrue?