'Oh god', said one, 'I just hope we don't lose, can you imagine how we'll behave?'
'We can't lose, ohhhh, we just can't lose', said another.
'Don't even suggest it', said another.
'Morale will be horrific,' said another.
'No', said the first, 'Can you imagine what people could do, if we lose?'
And then it dawned on me. If we lose, there is the potential we will behave appallingly.
' Oh no', said I, 'under "Poor Losers" in the dictionary I think it says, 'New Zealand after losing a World Cup final. Under "Poor Losers and Even Worse Hosts" is 'New Zealand after losing a World Cup final - when they're hosting it.'
Nope, not an outcome I'm willing to contemplate.
Okay, so I already have.
Just as long as we don't have an Armageddon style riot.
Now that would be embarrassing.