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Missing The Party
13-JUN-2010

Missing The Party

Poor Molly - she's missing the party. A mascot for the 2002 World Cup, Molly, like the rest of
the Irish population, is feeling left out of all the excitement surrounding the World Cup.
It's a bit of an understatement to say that I'm not a football fan but when national pride is
at stake and the chance to join in the party, I could be as good a fan as the next.
Most of all I regret that my son is missing the huge excitement and pride which engulfed the
nation in the years that Ireland did qualify for the World Cup, especially the first time,
Italia 90.
As Ireland aren't playing this year, I've decided that I will support Italy, and who knows,
I might even join the locals and watch some of the games when we are there later in the tournament.

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Alan K17-Jun-2010 22:03
Well, you only need to change one colour in the flag, so...
Clever use of the background there, and the richly saturated colours work given the subject.
What's the World Cup? 8^>
routerer15-Jun-2010 23:33
Aaaaaaaaaaaw Molly is gorgeous.
john
Ali Majdfar15-Jun-2010 05:44
Lovely! ~V
Colin Storey14-Jun-2010 12:43
Well set up shot with the game on in the background. v
Ursula Armstrong14-Jun-2010 09:56
well, you have my sympathy. I admit the World Cup is exciting (especially after last night's match). But at least, Molly is smiling. Uschi (V)
Blandine Mangin14-Jun-2010 09:12
lovely ! v
Giuseppe Esposito14-Jun-2010 08:26
Well, I'm happy to hear that you'll support my team, Italy :) Also because your national coach is from Italy, G. Trapattoni...
pkocinski14-Jun-2010 00:24
What a great set up you've done!
Pat Shawyer13-Jun-2010 22:36
I'm so sorry that Ireland are not there..Thanks to Thierry Henry and his antics !! My Dad was so disappointed too..
Betty Vlasiu13-Jun-2010 22:15
Lovely shot. v
LynnH13-Jun-2010 22:09
I like how you've arranged Molly's pose, and television in the background is super! Sorry about Ireland not playing, but glad you going to watch anyway! V
globalgadabout13-Jun-2010 21:47
Molly still retains an air of positive expectation though...I saw Thierry Henry appealing for a handball offence against the Uruguayans, and wondered what was being murmured in Irish pubs and households at that moment...V
Lee Rudd13-Jun-2010 21:12
Nice red head!
sue anne13-Jun-2010 21:03
This is beautiful and 3D like. :) V.
Phillip Normanton13-Jun-2010 20:45
Aww, poor thing - all dressed up!
Máire Uí Mhaicín13-Jun-2010 20:17
:) Molly has the wistful look that Mayo supporters have experienced again and again.
slhoornstra13-Jun-2010 20:10
Well, it is more interesting than other football!! V
Johnny JAG13-Jun-2010 20:01
You're not missing much from what I've seen!
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