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Germany Learn Historic Lessons to Deny Norway and Werewolf

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Congratulations to the paralympians who brought the Olympics 2012 Anniversary Games to an exciting conclusion; and Germany‘s women, who won the European women’s football championship for the sixth time in a row yesterday.

Commiserations to the Norwegian women, who played great football, took defeat sportingly and like their fjord-filled land, looked lovely.

Nadine Angerer‘s Historic GG? Goalie Display

Angerer
Nadine Angerer saves first Norwegian penalty.

A special mention for German goalie Nadine Angerer, who made all those not wanting Germany to win a little angry.

Angerer seemed to have learned from the British example during the Blitz, and Russian example at Stalingrad, as she heroically defended the German goal. That included two penalty saves, with the second one particularly good.

While it was nearly all down to Angerer’s amazing ability, maybe just a little bit was down to her looking quite greenygrey… and werewolfish. Germany keeper Angerer

Nadine Angerer and Werewolf of Oz Link 

Brisbane Roar FC
Brisbane Roar FC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nadine Angerer currently plays football for the Brisbane Roar in Oz, with roar of course a lion version of a wolf and human noise; and Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams was of course talking in Oz time yesterday when he said he hoped for a friendly game ‘tonight’.

We hope that didn’t make you miss the afternoon kick-off in Europe; or maybe you’re glad you did if you wanted Norway to win.

Werewolf of Oz Week WOOZ COVER 4

And we hope you didn’t miss the latest episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps, which was delayed because of all the sporting and comedy activity.

I’ve got some bad and good news for all Werewolf of Oz diehards. The bad news is that the next episode won’t appear until tomorrow, but the good news is that we’re going to follow it with the next three episodes on the following three days; to the end of the Kerang-Kerrang time-travel story.

Link for Amazon book and kindle.
Link for Amazon book and kindle.

So please relax your position on the edge of the seat Werewolf of Ozzers, and return tomorrow for the next bumper thrilling episode of WoO.

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Women’s Euro Football Final and Olympics 2012 Anniversary Games

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, comedy satire sports correspondent at the Greenygrey. Yes, it’s really me today. I was of course cited as the correspondent responsible for yesterday’s blog, when it was really ol’ Wolf Whitzer.

Newsroom Time Pressures

Our news editing team are under severe time pressures, trying to finish the job as quickly as possible to enjoy more time in the sun, so it is understandable.

Although the newsroom got all the science and reference links right, they also let ‘several’ appear twice in the last paragraph.

We have now rectified those mistakes, so on with the sport…

European Women’s Football Championships

Tonight sees the Germany v Norway women’s football championships final. At Greenygrey sports we are of course adamantly Norwegian, um, I mean neutral… like Sweden in World War Two, but that didn’t stop Germany invading… sorry, about that, no more Basil Fawlty World War Two references impressions (the YouTube video is embedded at the end though, in the knowledge that most Germans find it very funny).

We’re hoping for a friendly game providing a good example of women’s football tonight, and it looks set for a great spectacle within the gorgeously greenygrey Friends stadium in Solna, Stockholm; as shown in Sally Nugent‘s report this morning:

Sally Nugent reports from Stockholm's Friends Arena.
Sally Nugent reports from Stockholm’s Friends Arena.

Olympics 2012 Anniversary Games

There was another great greenygrey scene at the London U.K. Olympics 2012 Anniversary Games on Friday night, as the sunset brought the best out of the greenygrey:

 

Olympics 2012 Anniversary Games.
Olympics 2012 Anniversary Games.

A star of Team GG in Olympics 2012, Usain Bolt, made a dramatic greenygrey entrance to the stadium:

Usain Bolt's greenygrey entrance at Olympics 2012 Annivesary Games.
Usain Bolt’s greenygrey entrance at Olympics 2012 Annivesary Games.

Later, there was a great debut Team GG performance by Nick Symmonds, as he won the 800m:

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