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Vincent Hogan: Spare us the gloating over France's ruin

Published 21/06/2010 | 05:00

It's probably just as well the French are too busy making love and looking beautiful to be bothered peering at their reflection on the internet. Imagine the amount of pastis spilled if they had an inkling of the Mardi Gras that World Cup loss to Mexico kicked off last week in Ireland. It was little short of a national phenomenon.

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We couldn't have been more chuffed had Brian Cowen announced the immediate suspension of income tax and abandonment of road tolls.

What on earth were people thinking? You'd imagine Raymond Domenech had a name in these parts for stealing children and melting them down into quirky art exhibits for the Pompidou Centre.

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