Putting it all on orange

For the last week or so we’ve been offering you something unique (and certainly not against Twitter’s terms and conditions, oh no) which is to pay to hear more of @bounder. Here’s some things that @bounderpremium subscribers have said:

“@joyfeed: @bounderpremium You are a gentleman.”

“@tomlennon1: The entire human genome sequence in less than 140 characters? It can only be @bounderpremium”

“@HarryVale: @bounderpremium …can I have a refund? I know a tramp who’ll do wicked, wicked things for £1.”

So far we’ve made about eight quid, after paypal fees. And we’re going to potentially double that by betting it all on the Dutch to win the World Cup.

Why the orange?

Holland as a nation stands for most things that we hold dear; premium European lager and liberal publishing laws. Holland as a football team plays to our romantic sensibilities (or at least it did for four years in the seventies): the joy of switching position, love beads, and beautiful failure.

But the best football player ever to exist, Mr Johan Cruyff did something special — he battled against the corporate dragon on behalf of his art. The Holland team, he said, should not be held in thrall to adidas. And so Johan’s shirt for the 1974 World Cup had two stripes down the shoulders rather than three.

Principled y’see*.

Hup Holland Hup. Sod the octopus.

*And not at all due to his deal with nike.

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  1. I have money on both teams, but I want Spain to win (almost for the same reasons you quote re Holland, in fact).