Soccer (Football) is not really my type of game. I would much prefer to watch a game of Australian Rules Football or Rugby Union or settle in for a day at the cricket then watch a group of over paid actors kick a ball back and forth for a draw. Every four years however enough excitement is generated by the world cup to make me sit up and take notice. I may even watch a game or two. Compared to Australia the excitement in Thailand is much much greater. Everyone here talks about it, it is on the TV, the front page of the papers and due to the simple fact that I have a white face then I must be a man of great knowledge of the game and am constantly asked about my thoughts and predictions.
For the local readers of this blog may I offer a suggestion of a great place to watch a game or two. City Mall (Sunee Grand Hotel) has set up a big screen between the two buildings. Every evening they set up tables and chairs and fire up the BBQ’s. This has got to be the best valued food in Ubon right now as what they are doing is selling seafood at their supermarket prices and cooking it up free of charge! Yesterday was Seerungs birthday and when she discovered this seafood special decided she was happy to have her birthday dinner there. We ended up having a plate full of huge snails, some scallops (in their shells), a pork steak, and an entire squid and baby Barramundi (Deep Sea Bass) for just 280 baht ($10 AUD). There was a game in progress but I took no notice in who was playing as we were all too busy eating! I think we may be spending a lot more time down there over the net 4 weeks! Thank you world cup!!
Lets see how good you are by taking this poll. My pick is Spain.