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Margaret Thatcher and the curse of the Norwegian commentator

10 Apr

Only 32 short years after this was recorded, everyone mentioned in this famous commentary has now passed away.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/PqZTP8-8wIs

“We are the best in the world! We are the best in the world! We have beaten England 2-1 in football!! It is completely unbelievable! We have beaten England! England, birthplace of giants. Lord Nelson, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Henry Cooper, Lady Diana–we have beaten them all. We have beaten them all.

“Maggie Thatcher can you hear me? Maggie Thatcher, your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating! Maggie Thatcher, I have a message for you in the middle of the election campaign. I have a message for you: We have knocked England out of the football World Cup. Maggie Thatcher, as they say in your language in the boxing bars around Madison Square Garden in New York: Your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!”

Any excuse to post that short video…

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in International

 

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2 responses to “Margaret Thatcher and the curse of the Norwegian commentator

  1. Lanterne Rouge

    April 11, 2013 at 5:03 am

    I always wondered what Lord Beaverbrook was doing in there – I wonder who would be in a modern day version. That Norway beating England was deemed such a surprise at the time seesm quite quaint now.

     
  2. Chris O

    April 11, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Nice to finally see the full spiel translated into English… thanks for posting! 🙂

     

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