No, I am not that upset by the defeat in Gelsenkirchen. Three sports matches took place in white today. Andy Murray played his socks off and won in straight sets. France, in white, against all the odds, beat Brazil. (Allez France!!!).
Ah yes, then there was England.
Rooney - a totally deserved red card- what he should get is an equally deserved tarring and feathering for bringing the game into disrepute.
So all the stuff about English heroics comes into context- none would have been necessary if Rooney was not such a third rate embarrassment to the game.
Which makes me observe a few home truths: through the whole tournament, England never rose above the mediocre. All that money, all that hype- still, they could not beat Portugal.
You know why?
Those guys are the best paid guys in Britain. Surrounded by adulation and money, they lost the plot years ago. The vile spectacle of all their hangers-on drinking themselves to oblivion at vast expense was the epitome of ignorant decadence. The Wags were creatures of the sleazy press, from which they knew they could make thousands.
I am actually glad that this circus has come off the road. Actually, though it was Ericsson- a greedy, immoral nothing, who should get the worst condemnation. It shames any follower of English football that this corrupt cipher was taken seriously for so long- I think "Big Tel" looks almost honest by comparison.
Anyway- I cheered on France today, I was vocal for Murray. Well, for the other match- "the rest is silence"- hope Gordon Brown chokes himself though- I, for one, won't hide my dislike of the over paid third raters...