Nostradamus "predicted" Greek Win

Written by Stu B

Monday, 5 July 2004

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Spurs fan and seer - Dave Nostradamus

Soothsayer and Genoan Rotarian Nostradamus appears to have predicted the shock win of Greece in Euro 2004 four hundred years before the event, researchers revealed today.

The mystic and father of two wrote five books of predictions and in his third Quatrain allegedly revealed the result of Sundays game, according to Stephanopolous Q Souvlaki of the Greek Research team.

It is often the way that one cannot decode the messages hidden within the mystic writings of this great visionary until the events themselves have occurred" Stated Souvlaki at a press conference this morning in Athens. "this does render particularly pointless as predictions though it has to be said, perhaps if his writings were a little more clear his predictions of Hitler, Napoleon, Pol Pot and Dale Winton might have been heeded in time for something to be done" he added.

"In hindsight though this passage that we are revealing today does seem pretty obvious, it is almost shocking that we missed it before" said the caricature Greek academic before tucking into a kebab.

His team revealed the text of the four line verse this morning in a hurriedly arranged press conference.

Ronaldo may well be first class
But watch the corner from Basinas
Majestically it will pass
From head to net via Chariteas

Critics of the discovery claim that as with all of Nostradamus' predictions they are being interpreted with the benefit of hindsight. Many believe all the quatrains to contain text so loose and open to multiple interpretations as to render them able to have any meaning read into them.

They offer the second verse of the relevant quatrain as evidence as it seems even more enigmatic

You're not singing
You're not singing
It's all gone quiet over there
It's all gone quiet over there

Fortune teller or not, academics and mystics alike are now pouring over the next verse in the quatrain to endeavour to reveal it's secrets.

The prudent one whose name is Brown
Will one day stoop to gain the crown
The body of vanquished there
In the arms of Cherie Blair

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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