Thanks to Phil Brown for that one-liner. Oh all right then, let’s have a rant about the World Cup.
I thought England played pretty well against the USA. Apart from the obvious mistake by the unfortunate Rob Green we were on top, and if we’d put together a few more plays we’d have won.
However, watching the team on Friday was just painful – I pretty much complained at the television for the whole thing, not least of all the lack of Joe Cole, the mind-boggling Lennon/Wright-Phillips substitution, and playing three strikers in a 4-4-2 formation.
So, I think we’ll win against Slovenia. I thought we’d beat the US, and I thought we’d beat Algeria, but I definitely think we’ll beat Slovenia.
Why is no-one taking that seriously any more? Oh, yes. I remember. Because we’re English – we’re pre-programmed to genuinely think that the underdog can do it – I’m sure all the English watchers cheered when North Korea got that goal back against Brazil last week.
Anyway, I hope that England and USA both win on Wednesday. And I hope we meet in the final. And I hope that Capello starts thinking outside the box and asks me to play – after all, every other England fan is convinced they could have played better than the team did the other day, I might as well jump on the bandwagon.