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?"

2 comments:

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?