Euro 2012: Germany set up Greenygrey Goalie Quarter-Final

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, sports correspondent @ Greenygrey News. The greenygrey news sure is coming in fast this week. Not long had the dust settled after Greece’s greenygrey goalie had helped them create a massive shock with a win over Russia that took them through to the quarter-final, than Germany‘s goalie Neuer ensured that Germany would meet them there, in what could be an all-greenygrey goalie final: if they stick with the greenygrey kits.

Germany beat Denmark to reach Euro 2012 Quarter-Final

While Germany were favourites against Denmark, and the Danes scored once in a 2-1 scoreline, the German goalie Neuer nevertheless did the greenygrey goalie kit proud.

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Greece’s Euro 2012 Miracle in Glorious Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams. Exciting news from Euro 2012 last night, with Greece causing a massive shock by beating Russia 1-0 to qualify.

Greenygrey Goalie Keeps Clean Sheet

While the Greek captain, Karagounis, got the goal and will win most plaudits, here at Greenygrey Sports we noticed that after Robert Green won promotion for West Ham wearing a greenygrey kit, the Greek goalie, Sifakis, was wearing a greenygrey kit while keeping a clean sheet.

The Russsian goalie was not wearing greenygrey, so did that make the difference?

Here’s an image of greenygrey Sifakis in action from the BBC website:

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Poem about Meaning of and Surviving Life

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem needs no introduction on a grey June day.  So here it is:
Life has More Meaning than Death
the world is probably not as exciting
for me as most people,
losing has more meaning than winning.
both small moments in time
that will not change anything,
my important tomorrow
is time’s irrelevance
one important day, time’s second thought
live for meaning
in today’s feelings,
staying the same is better
than not living at all,
playing your part is not submitting.
one animal of many species
still searching for its creator and reason
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)

England Euro 2012 after Jessica Ennis Image

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Tonight, Roy the Redeemer rescued England’s Euro 2012 with a masterful formation change and inspirational substitution, bringing Theo Walcott on to turn the game versus the valiant Swedes.

Jessica Ennis Olympics 2012 Image

Even before that, the British media were reporting that Britain’s Olympic heptathlon hope, Jessica Ennis, has had her image painted into a field so it will be seen by people flying into the UK.

And guess what colour the image on the green grass is? Yes, if you guessed grey you’d be right. Here’s the image:

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Eagles’s Hotel California Theme and Updated Theme

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Great news, it’s another Werewolf of Oz day… so we don’t have to do any deep thinking! Actually, we just did, because we updated our titles. We hope you like them, as well as this latest episode of the greatest Werewolf of Oz story ever… and possibly THE great Australian novel…

10.  FOLLOWing EAGLES TO the HOTEL CALIFORNIA

I awoke still on the edge of Latham. I was beginning to think I only existed in Latham.

Viewing Latham from the Other Side

Hunger and thirst finally inspired my return to the town centre. The sign was the right way round this time, clearly spelling out: LATHAM.

As I returned to where I’d been before, I saw the same people playing football. Their ball went flying off the pitch to the other side, landing at the feet of what looked like another me. The ‘other me’ kicked it back, before talking with the players. Then they all went to the same pub we’d frequented.

Eagles and the Hotel California

I felt perplexed, and thought I’d better find somewhere to chill out and get my mind right. I looked up into the hazy midday heat. A couple of eagles seemed to be leading me somewhere; waving their wings in a southerly direction.

Hotel California (song)
Hotel California (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I followed them until they flew down and rested on a hotel called California. I thought it was a strange name for an establishment in Western Australia, but I suppose it isn’t that extraordinary really. I rented a room and went straight to bed.

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Notes

Getting the mind right is another Cool Hand Luke theme.
The strange events in Latham were probably inspired by shows like The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, Lost and American Gothic.
Eagles and song (Hotel California). There’s no Hotel California in the town of Latham as far as we know.

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New Phrases: Light at the End of the Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon.

I noticed a new greenygreyism recently. There was an image of a tree-lined road with sunshine breaking through at the end of it. I thought it could be called ‘the light at the end of the greenygrey’, as a nature variation of ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’.

This is the kind of scene it could be used for:

English: Tree lined 4th Street in Old Louisvil...
English: Tree lined 4th Street in Old Louisville. Taken by uploader Censusdata. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Wolf Pup Orphan tops Wildlife News

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, newshound at the Greenygrey. We don’t usually forward Defenders of Wildlife news, but we were so moved by their story about a wolf pup (and the cute photo) that we thought we would today.

Wolf Pup Mistaken for Dog

The pup was picked up by well-intentioned campers in Idaho who thought it was a lost dog puppy. But when they took it to the local sheriff’s office it was identified as a wolf pup.

The bad news is that Defenders of Wildlife tried to find its pack for two weeks, but couldn’t locate it. The good news is that several wildlife rescue centres have offered it a home.

Good News for Wildlife

Some other good news stories in the latest Defenders of Wildlife newsletter were:

  • More land has been bought to give Florida panthers more room to roam.
  • More protection for hammerhead sharks in Costa Rican waters.
  • California condor numbers have risen from 22 to over 400 in twenty-five years.
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