Here at the Labrang Monastery the young monks dig football
Gutting news about Dyer and Gerrard being added to the injured list, but we’re keeping our boots polished and training hard with some Tibetan monks tomorrow and Dalai Lama knows who the day after that. So, Sven, once we’ve delivered our ball to the Opening ceremony we’re all yours.
The ball takes a trip down the prayer wheels
As the sun went down and our third moon rose this evening I played a beautiful game in a Yak enclosure. Yak pats, dust (again) and rocks for goalposts (again) set this scene.
Yaks chased from their enclosure making way for Football
More on this tomorrow and a development of the desert story (containing news of the finest goal of the trip so far. Quite liderally an er… heavenly strike mate… wasn’t it, isn’t it… er… gotta love football…. don’t like to talk about it much… um…do I?)
Written by Phil Wake on Tuesday, May 21st, 2002