Wednesday, 9 September 2009

A rare post on football

Having seen tonight's game against Croatia, I'm going to put a fiver on England to win the 2010 World Cup. Because of the excellent performance? Nah.

A regular in a pub I used to frequent in my younger days believed quite strongly - well, he used to shout it with foam-flecked passion - that England would never win anything whilst their kit was 'polluted' with the blue of Scotland. I note that England's new retro kit, with rugby-style collar, doesn't have a fleck of blue (badges excepted). The Caledonian curse having been lifted they should go all the way.

3 comments:

Brit said...

Funny, all these years I thought it was down to crap players and incompetent management.

Kevin Musgrove said...

It's not been the same since they stopped having tiled white communal baths to sit in while they popped amyl nitrate before the match.

Gaw said...

But Brit, over the years the newspapers have informed me that the England team often contains players who are the best in the world. And some of the managers have been successful internationally (Robson, El Tel). It's just got to be those bits of blue. Anyway, the test will be next summer.

Kevin, baths and poppers before games! Did they wax?