Thursday, 28 October 2010

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu,

Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu...

Well, adieu anyway to Philip John Vickery OBE, who today announced that yet another neck injury has forced his retirement from the game.

A quick glance at his CV makes for impressive reading:
  • 73 England caps;
  • 5 x British Lion;
  • World Cup Winner;
  • England captain;
  • oriental tattoo which translates as 'I'll fight you to the death';
  • his own "Raging Bull" clothing range; and (last but not least)
  • a qualified cattle inseminator.
Not bad for the son of a Cornish dairy farmer. He's apparently a thoroughly decent bloke too.

Good luck to you sir.

2 comments:

Nursedude said...

One of my favorite props in the game.( along with Castrogiovanni of Italy and Leicester) I just hope Mr. Vickery doesn't have any serious lingering health issues related to his reason to leave the game.

wdr said...

Hmm, play rugby or inseminate cattle, what a choice...
Putting yourself into dark places & moving the balls to where they are meant to be, or breeding livestock.
In the words of Harry Enfield's Tim Nice-But-Dim: "What an absolutely, thoroughly, bloody nice bloke!".