The Sun have a front page splash on the England Football team headed “Are you havana laugh?” The photo on the front page involves a cigar – geddit?????!!!!
Apparently it is totally forbidden now for the gents in the team to have a beer or smoke a cigar. That’s wrong.
I think it is time to call the dogs off the England football team. There should be an independent enquiry into our World Cup performance.
But we should remember that we got further than France and Italy (both World Cup winners within the last 12 years). And we should lower our expectations. If we consoled ourselves to the fact that we are never going to win the World Cup again – unless we host it again – then perhaps we might be pleasantly surprised. It’s far less painful than the other way round – thinking we’re going to win and then getting constatnt disappointment.
In the meantime, we should cheer ourselves with the successs of our Cricket team! There you are – cricket – a real sport!