Originally Posted by Wildman
Nobody takes to losing much. Like you, I was in Marseilles in 2007 and the Aussies really didn't enjoy that one. I was in Paris for both the pool game and the final against South Africa and it felt bad. I guess what made the French feel even worse is losing a match that they could and arguably, should have won.
In my experience of living seven years in France, whilst the French enjoy wearing their hearts on their sleeves a little more than most, they're also the first to say, "C'est la vie"!
I had a great time in France in '07. I realized that the day after the Rose v. Oz game was the last race of the season for SBK @ Magny Cours - so I said F'it I'm doing both.
(Political note - since the Iraq war was going on & many peeps thought we shouldn't have been there [most Yanks agreed too] I thought some French would give me shyte for being a Yank, but it never happened)
I met some great English guys at the races & ws happy to see Toseland win it.
I thought the 1/4 match was great & shocked that England won. I had great seats - 2nd row in the endzone (tryzone?).