Friday 1 June 2007

One of Life's Mysteries

Quite why I am going to be wasting my evening going to watch the England game at my local pub, is anyone's guess.

Tradition, partly. I never miss an England game, even one as pointless as a friendly.

But part of the idea, surely, is a sneaking suspicion that England might win.

At the moment, were it a friendly against Malta, I'd have my doubts.

So I'm off to watch England play the kind of football traditionally associated with West Bromwich Albion, against a football superpower.

Why we still linger with these Steve McLaren woes, escapes me. By doing a total U-turn on Beckham having a role to play in the team, he has lost all credibility. He's also got to pull something out of the bag fast if we are to qualify for the Euros.
I don't see him doing that.

It is sad really, when you look back to the England Team of 2002.

I don't care what anyone says.
For twenty minutes, I was reading a screen that read; ENG 1 BRA 0
Dreams of Beckham raising the Jules Rimet trophy filled my head.

What went wrong?


Anonymous said...

yeah, I know I gte all excited about grown men chasing a football around for 90 minutes with maybe one of them getting a whole point for their efforts.
England NEVER wins- if thye had any dignity, they would have thrown in the towel long ago!

Anonymous said...

Miss Uber.

THREE points for a win, one for a DRAW.

But this just a friendly.

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of us remember that 1 0 score line and the brief hope it afforded. I thought I would be really clever and drive to work and listen to it on the radio as watching it would be too stressful. Owen scored as I left home...the equaliser came as I was driving through a village with "traffic calming" curbs punctuating the road... As Brasil scored I hit a curb, bent the sub frame and the hubcap was never recovered (?). The rest of the game was passed disconsolately waiting for AA.

Anonymous said...

What went wrong?

You woke up and reality hit.

Anonymous said...

I am not a big football fan but in my family if you miss watching a Dallas Cowboys game...well let's just say that don't happen ya hear!

Anonymous said...

Fuck. I can't believe it. 10 seconds before the final whistle....god i feel robbed...

Anonymous said...

A better performance than I expected, though.

Though our defence still looks poor.

Lilith, that's a sad story. Such a historical game and you spent waiting for the AA.

Bag- Bring back the fantasy.

Poody- You have to love your team, whoever they are. It is part of what makes us human.

JJ- Not even quite sure HOW that equaliser happened. But I suppose it was written in the stars.