November 21, 2013
England won the FiFa World Cup in 1966
It was a terrible thing to happen
That win has haunted every subsequent manager since.
It has led to unrealistically high expectations of success in every subsequent competition, when the truth is the players and the coach have just not been good enough
Following two defeats in recent ‘warm up’ games, only an eternal optimist or someone mentally deranged would bet on the team winning the Final in Brazil next year unless . . .
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March 23, 2012
“David Cameron is seriously misguided“
Not my words (as you might have expected) but those of British Retail Consortium food director, Andrew Opie
What’s he on about? – the UK Government’s plan to introduce a minimum selling price for alcohol in England and Wales
Mr Cameron thinks by making alcohol more expensive, this will curb binge drinking and end the sight of drunken louts in town centres of an evening
See – http://tinyurl.com/6r4f4a8
[Hhmm, I think retailers in Scotland will do a roaring trade as hordes of folk in England and Wales make a run across the border to stock up on cheap booze denied them at home]
March 19, 2012
The UK Prime Minister is expected to announce that the Government is considering putting the construction of new roads and the maintenance of existing roads in England into the hands of private companies
Private companies are in business to make money so expect road tolls to spring up if the Government proceeds with this plan. In other words, motorists will be charged twice to use roads in England. Once through the Road Tax we are legally obliged to pay to the Government and a second charge to the private companies taking over the building and maintenance of our roads
Yes, I think your on to a vote-winner there, Dave !
It’s not just the private motorist that is likely to be . .
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February 9, 2012
Yesterday Fabio Capello quit as England Manager over a disagreement with the F.A. decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy whilst he faces accusations of racist behaviour towards an opponent – http://tinyurl.com/6van6wx
I hereby tender my resignation
May 5, 2010
Sounds a bit like desperation to me – clutching at straws even, but then England need all the help they can get if they are to win the World Cup in South Africa.
Scientist have been looking at the motivational effectiveness of various football chants and have found the most effective in lifting a player’s spirits and improving their performance on the field are short simple chants with 3 syllables.
They recommend England players and supporters chant a word like ‘Cabanga’ – a zulu word meaning ‘imagine’.
Source . . .
Hhmm, remind me – how many syllables are there in ‘Ing-er-land’ (the way supporters generally chant ‘England’ at matches) ?
Just saying !!!
February 24, 2010
Well, what a bloody disgrace!
I see that us those evil racist Scots folk have been stirring up racial hatred again.
Can you imagine the sheer nerve of these kilt-wearing, bagpipe-squealing, deep-fried-mars-bar-eating, whisky-swilling louts?
Not wanting England to win the World Cup…. who on earth would wish that?
Aff with their heids!
I wonder if they sell these shirts online, or do I have to drive up to Glasgow?
September 27, 2009
Here’s a cut’n'paste from the BBC coverage of today’s one-day match between England and South Africa….
“1305: Afternoon, everyone. Here’s the news from the middle – the wicketkeeper from Johannesburg misses out through illness, but the captain, also born in Johannesburg, has won the toss and elected to bat first. Mind you, they’re still missing that big-hitting middle-order batsman from Pietermaritzburg, and that promising Test debutant from Cape Town isn’t in the squad. As for South Africa, I’ll let you know in a minute…”
Is Uncle Bulgaria the Chairman of Selectors these days?
“…making good use of the things that we find.
Things that the much better teams leave behind…”
(apologies to Mike Batt, and the rest of the wombles)
February 7, 2009
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