"I could just about stand seeing England win the World Cup actually.
But only so long as the entire episode was prefaced by Michael Owen being nicked for stealing a bracelet from a jewellery shop near the training camp, and Beckham being found b*lls-deep in a rent-boy, the night before their opening game. "
They (via Rooney/Owen) have made a fair start to compiling the necessary qualifications to obtain a Grasshopper validation to their World Cup bid!<br>
One thing about Peter Crouch is that other sides c**p themselves when he comes on the field. Both Argentina and Uruguay paid so much attention to him that it freed up the other forwards to score. No, I think he’s especially talented, though there are plenty worse in the Premier league, but it’s often what’s perceived rather than what is.
Incidentally I think England will get through the group stage and then, as usual, go out to a side ‘we could have beaten if Sven had the tactics right’.
Meanwhile having moved to Fife a month ago, there’s the much more important matter of the East Region Juniors kicking the s**te out of each other for the next month or so! Will Bathgate overhaul Tayport? Will Oakley hold on in Fife? Exciting stuff!
(Edited by robnorth at 12:35 pm on May 4, 2006)<br>