Friday, July 29, 2011

Sligo Rovers Draw in Europe

A great night for Sligo Rovers. A 0-0 draw in Ukraine against Vorskla Poltava in the third round qualifying of the Europa League. The second leg takes place in Sligo next Thursday evening. A great chance to progress to the next round.

I watched most of the match on Ukrainian TV on the computer having followed a link on the Sligo Rovers twitter. What did we do before the internet? I must watch more in Ukrainian, a great commentator, never got too excited, had a little difficulty with some of the Sligo names but then try Iarfhlaith Davoren yourself. Great not to be told what to think by commentators.

I watched the after match discussion as well, Two experts, Giles and Dunphy types apparently, and interviews including one with Paul Cook the Sligo Rovers manager (above). The interviewer asked the questions in reasonably good English.The first question was: What are you drinking? Answer: Good English tea. (Cook had a cup in his hand.)

The funniest thing about the interview was that Cook who has a strong Liverpool accent spoke especially slowly and clearly though his answers were translated by the interviewer. He doesn't do that for RTE!

Well done Paul. Well done Sligo Rovers.


Peter Goulding said...

Great result for Sligo. They're the only one of the three I'd like to see progressing.

Michael Farry said...

Dublin club jealousy perhaps? Overheard last year on the Luas Red line the week after the Cup final "Well at least it wasn't Bohs who beat us!"