Views on all things connected with that little bit of heaven down in London S.E. 7 !
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Well Done England !
The nation celebrates as plucky England today hammered those giants of world football, Slovenia, 1 - 0. Mastered minded by the tactical genius of Fabio Capello our brave boys turned on the style to get through to the knock out stages of world football's greatest competitions.
Some doubted that England would qualify but the players responded with a creditable second place finish in the group of death. Only a freak result for those other footballing goliaths, America, prevented England doing the unthinkable and winning the group.
It looks like it'll be Germany in the knock out stages and already those erudite callers to 6-0-6 are proudly predicting that the boys will put them in their place........." bring it on " is the cry without the slightest hint of alcohol or something slighty stronger although a hint of irony sadly seems pretty distant !
The lads can stuff the Kaiser's comments down his throat as apparently " the boys are cooking on gas ". Like our good friends calling that thoroughbred Englishman, Alan Green, I'm fed up with the negativity that surrounds the team, some are even daring to suggest that the finest squad ever to leave these shores won't now go on and win the whole thing !
All the meticulous preparation in selecting unfit players, out of form players, players who are clearly not good enough, players who don't care about anything other than themselves and their wage packet, dissing the fans for not praising the team after a poor performance, allowing and being unaware of your former upstanding skipper to speak out of turn etc. etc. is now starting to bear fruit.
Only a highly paid Italian with little abiltiy to communicate in the mother tongue could have delivered the dream that is England's success today. How fit and proper it was to see him celebrate the win as though England had won the cup there and then.........a full dress rehearsal eh !
England can now beat anyone of that there's no doubt, just ask those 6-0-6 callers. Let's sit back and with great pride, watch them go all the way !
I saw my first game back in the sixties when my dad took me along on a very wet and windy day. I recall having to turn my back to the pitch because of it.....shame you can't do that sometimes now !
I sit in the East Stand with my lads who both keep the faith.
I live 75 miles from the Valley having moved away from the area in 1984 but my heart has never left !