England’s absence in Euro 2008 has resulted in a calm and relaxed mood in the the Engine Creative office. No frustrated conversations about diamond formations and Lampard not connecting with Gerrard in midfield.
Instead, the talk is about Total Football and Brilliant Orange. Yes, Engine Creative has gone Oranje. Nothing to do with the fact I am Dutch of course or that orange is already well represented at Engine Creative. In true Dutch style, I have a large collection of orange hats, boas, caps, shirts, flags and ballons for everyone to wear.
So far things are going quite well. Having humiliated Italy, France and Romania in the group stages, I am feeling confident that The Netherlands can make it to the final. I am expecting Portugal to be the other finalist. An excellent opportunity to take revenge for the defeat Oranje suffered against them in the World Cup 2006 when Ronaldo got 2 of our players a yellow card with his diving antics.
Update on 23rd June: Oops.