Coup de Boule

The entire world cup passed by without me mentioning anything about it here on my blog. That doesn't mean I wasn't following it. On the contrary, I quite enjoyed watching some games although some were extremely boring. Naturally I could only watch those in the evenings and in the beginning of the tournament I was still working late. So I didn't see that many, but I kept up to date to scores most of the time thanx to sms en internet :)

Belgium did not participate in the world cup for the first time since 1980! Well, our team isn't that good, so I guess we didn't deserve it after all. Or like I said to my French colleague after the first 2 French games " At least we know when we shouldn't make a fool of ourselves". It was quite fun bugging my French colleague. In June I still was a in a platform in the south of Belgium , near the French border. It's an old mining area so there is also a lot of Italians living there, who came to Belgium in the 60ies when we needed men to work in our coal mines.

Gosh after every Italian game the area just went crazy. Parades of cars throughout the city with people hanging out of the window waving big Italian flags, people jumping up and down their sidewalks, flags haning out everywhere. There was more noise and partying going on then when Belgium itself would win important games ! They were even dangerous, jumping with their flags in front of my car!

After bugging my French and Libanese (but since he studied in France, French feeling) colleagues a lot, I slowly started winning some sympathy for France as their game improved. But the fact that they came in singing the Marseilleise with their hand on their chest, was a bit over the top guys!!! Portugal was rather disappointing. Fortunately the Netherlands didn't get far. Their game to Portugal with the record amount of cards was just a big parody. I am also happy Germany didn't get into the final. Too bad non of the Latin-American teams got further than they did. A bit of samba fans is always fun!

Anyway, the final was their and Italy won. Good for them.

And now our summer is cheered up with this parody song on a song that the French had been playing all tournament. Orginally it was "Zidanne il a marqué"...(= Zidane he scored). Now it has been converted into "Zidane il l'a frappé (= Zidane has hit him). It makes fun of the entire French team but merely about Zidane and his stupid hit at the end and Trezegué missing a goal. Great song even when you don't understand the lyrics.
And it's top that the French made this song themselves. Good humor guys!! For all of you across the ocean....have you heard this song yet???


http://loiclemeur.podemus.net/Audio/coup_de_boulela_plage.mp3 or

http://www.lexpress.fr/mag/sports/dossier/mondial-2006/dossier.asp?ida=442855


This is the text: it's up to you all to translate it yourselves :-)

Attention c’est la danse du coup de boule
« coup de boule, coup de boule »
Coup de boule à droite
« coup de boule, coup de boule »
Coup de boule à gauche

Allez les bleus allez
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé

Le rital il a eu mal
Zidane il l’a frappé
L’Italien ne va pas bien
Zidane il l’a tapé
L’arbitre l’a vu à la télé
Zidane il l’a frappé
Mais la coupe on l’a raté
On a quand même bien rigolé

Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé

Trézeguet n’as pas joué
quand il a joué il a raté
Il a tout fait capoter
la coupe on l’a raté
Barthez n’a rien arrêté
c’est pourtant pas compliqué
Les sponsors sont tous fachés
mais Chirac a bien parlé

Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
« coup de boule»
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé


Attention c'est la danse du coup de boule
coup de boule, coup de boule
Coup de boule à droite
coup de boule, coup de boule
Coup de boule à gauche"
coup de boule, coup de boule
Coup de boule avant
coup de boule, coup de boule
Coup de boule arrière
coup de boule, coup de boule

Et maintenant penalty, attention il va tirer
Un, deux, troiiiiiiiiis
C'est ratééééééééé

Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé
Zidane il a frappé, Zidane il a tapé

On a quand même bien rigolé
Zidane et Trézeguet
La coupe on l'a raté
Zidane et Trézeguet
On a quand même bien rigolé
Zidane et Trézeguet
La coupe on l'a raté
Zidane et Trézeguet
Et Trézeguet Et Trézeguet Et Trézeguet, gay, gay
Trézeguet
coup de boule, coup de boule
Et Trézeguet
coup de boule, coup de boule
Et Trézeguet
coup de boule, coup de boule
Et Trézeguet, gay, gay
coup de boule, coup de boule
TrézeguetYéh, yéh

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