Thursday, November 23, 2006

the Barmy Army

The Ashes is on again in Australia, which is a Test cricket series between England and Australia.

This means that the Barmy Army is in town (well in Brisbane at the moment - around 10,000 of them). The Barmy Army is a legion of English cricket fans who travel to support the English cricket team in an organised manner.

In fact, it was the Australian media that coined the term Barmy Army in 1994 to describe them. Barmy because they spent a lot of money going to watch their team which couldn't win a single game, and Army because they were organised by the hundreds, sitting together at matches singing atrocious songs to support their team.

I hope the Barmy Army people enjoy their time in Australia as we are going to take back the Ashes, so they need some pleasant memories of their visit.

*for The Ongoing Barks of a Well Read Dog, check out Shamus (who is continuing Cammie's legacy)


It was another warm day today. My human came home from work an hour earlier than usual and tried to sneak up on me, but I was ready and greeted him at the door. Dang, says him! Anyway, I was so pleased to see him that I demanded my dinner right away, and I also ate it all too.


Blogger iamahatter9 said...

The Barmy Army will do us proud... That is one contest we will win, the loudest and most loyal support.

The Cricket however? That could be all yours on last nights (it is night time for us when the game is on!!) showing!

Thursday, 23 November, 2006  
Anonymous Simon said...

Keiser, did you make it to the PM's XI at Manuka? I didn't see you in the public area, you could have got your human to try to sneak you in, in an esky or picnic basket.

It is great to have the Barmy Army back in Australia, so we can hear them chant:

'Every where we go-o,
People want to know-o,
Who-oo we are-re,
And where do we come from,
So we tell them,
We are the Army,
The Barmy-army-army,

That so beats the best we can come up with:

'Aussie, Aussie, Aussie,
Oi, Oi, Oi'

with a total of nine syllables for the whole chant!

Wednesday, 29 November, 2006  

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