Went up to Sheffield for my sister's birthday and watched England-Portugal in a pub on Eccleshall road (forget the name, Sheffield Husiites). My brother-in-law knows the landlord so we had a table set aside for us in front of the plasma screen and table service throughout. All that was missing was a chamber pot and a barmaid to hold my cock while I pissed in it.
So, by far the best World Cup viewing experience of the tournament. Shame about the match.
Drank all day and went to a very good house night in the world's sweatiest nightclub, accompanied by sundry class As. The disappointment of the football receded until it was completely irrelevent. Definitely the way to do it.
England - as good as Brazil
So what went wrong? I'm of the opinion that we were fucked without a fit Michael Owen, and that's basically what it comes down to. I'm not sure there was anyone who could replace him, and I don't thing Sven thought there was either.
The lack of alternative strategies from Sven points to incompetence, but I'm not going to go on about it. Enough's been said.
I'm not blaming Rooney - I still think it was accidental, certainly looked like it.
Anyone know why Carragher had to retake his penalty? It looked fishy to me and the entire pub at the time, but nothing's been said about it since so I presume he went before the whistle.
Looking forward to the future - not sure about Mclaren yet, but a new captain and some new players (especially Aaron Lennon) will add a bit of excitement. Roll on 2008.
Reckon it'll be Germany, but hoping it'll be France or Italy. Not that bothered so long as cheating bastard scum Portugal get thoroughly humiliated.
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