Sunday, July 02, 2006

allez France!

After being so rude about the French team below, it behoves me to say how good they were last night and thoroughly deserved their victory. A France Italy final now beckons. Better food and wine than the Germans and Portugese, if nothing else ...

The England saga was so depressingly predictable. The midnless violence of Rooney and the pathetic penalties. A fitting end to five years of rudderless management by a visionless leader. Why rob a bank when you can steal £4m a year doing that.

The postscript of Beckham's resignation as captain was even more pathetic. Football captains play a far lesser role than in cricket in shaping the destiny of their teams. Beckham rarely did and never when his team needed it. Goodbye.

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