Monday, October 22, 2007

Least said, soonest mended

In a week when hopes were high, we ended up loosing all three of the competitions we so badly wanted to win.

The defeat of our footballers was almost predictable and probably means that England won't be in the Euro 2008 finals. Even if they do qualify they will need a massive turn around to get anywhere near the final. Let's face it, the last time England won a major International was 1966; long before many of their fans were born.

The defeat by the Springboks in Paris was also predictable. In truth the South Africans were the better side. In any case, England were lucky to be at the final judging by their earlier performances. Still the team fought hard and deserve to be praised for their efforts. Even in the dying minutes on Saturday they didn't give up.

Lewis Hamilton was largely the victim of bad luck but his time will come. Anyone who finishes second in their first year in F1 must have a glittering future ahead of them.

So a disappointing week for England but we live to fight another day. For sure Hamilton will bring glory to the country in the years to come. I wish I could say the same about the England football team.

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