I am a kind of sports trollop in so far as I only hang out around the score board when there is a big super-sized event going on. Stanley Cup, FA Cup, European Championship and sometimes Wimbledon. Up until these momentous occasions I am barely aware sports exist; my entire sporting conversations are based on 3 minute radio reports and newspaper headlines. So why is that every four years I expect England to do well in the “World Cup”? They never have done not since they squeezed through the year they hosted the event and as we all know host nations are automatic qualifiers. Ergo the only time England sparkled (in a dull way) was when they had a helping hand.
This years world cup was no different as once again they flap and flounder with bravo and bluster that, eventually, signified nothing.
A team with youth, energy, aggression and still they cannot score bloody goals. So its back to the coloring books for the boys while this ex-limey wonders if he should support Holland or Germany from now on? Orange is a nice colour.