England expects

I wish the England football team every success today. It would be great if they can win the game, go top of the Group and enter the next round in style.

Meanwhile, many contratulations to the England cricket team – they have been on fire in 20/20 and one day games recently. We can enjoy their success.

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12 Comments

  1. Stuart Fairney
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    In all honesty, as a disinterested Celt, so do I.

  2. Mark
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Don't forget the rugby side. Beating Australia down under was a major achievement.

  3. THE ESSEX GIRLS
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    We watched on a big airport tv and even we ladies could see what a star Eoin Morgan is set to be!
    One of our sons in Melbourne says that Wimbledon and the World Cup are all Aussies can concentrate on right now and cricket has taken a back seat.
    Ho hum!

    Now to get our heads round the Budget!

  4. Kevin Peat
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I hope they get knocked out. English football represents the worst in our culture.

    • Robert Eve
      Posted June 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

      Spot on – I couldn't agree more.

      Meanwhile at the Rose Bowl it was sunshine all the way yesterday!

    • simon
      Posted June 23, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

      Have you ever been to a football match or is this opinion formed off the back of what you've read in the Daily Mail ?

      Not a very patriotic person are you to hope your country gets eliminated .

    • libertarian
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

      In what way? You mean offering working class boys ways to utilize their talents to be successful. Or you mean the £billions of revenue that premier league football generates and pays in tax revenues. Or do you mean the global TV audience of nearly 2 billion people that regularly watch English football?

      Or do you think that football is responsible for knife crime, drug abuse and prostitution or in your opinion is wearing a nylon football shirt the worst thing about our culture?

  5. nonny mouse
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    England expects.. her team to get to the semi finals and be beaten by Germany. Anything less would be a disgrace. Anything more would be impossible.

  6. SJB
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    England must win today, if only for the sake of the economy 🙂

    Good to see the back of France, who arguably should not have been at the tournament

  7. Amanda
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Ummmmm, do you think we could also congratulate England's Rugby team for beating Australia 20 – 21 on Saturday in the second test. A hard fought and pleasurable win against very competent opponents.

    I wish England's football team what they deserve from their play.

  8. Alan Jutson
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Will watch it in hope.

    Sad that the cricket success gets little reporting, but failure in other areas fills the front pages. but then thats the media for you.

    Good news does not seem to gain viewers or customers it would seem.

  9. christina sarginson
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Everyone I know knew about the football but very few knew about the circket including myself, I will keep a view out in future to look for all sports, we really do need to know about them all – tht would be true equality!!!

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