Ridiculous optimism time…

June 20, 2010

OK, my last two posts have been very down about England’s World Cup chances. They have been purely reactive in nature, and have probably demonstrated my abject disappointment in the squad. However, as always my pessimism is short-term. (Maybe watching Mike Bassett: England Manager has cheered me up! There’s always another game!)

The first World Cup I ever recall was Italia 90. England began with a 1-1 draw with Ireland, followed by a goalless draw with the Dutch (sound familiar?) They then managed a 1-0 win over Egypt and progressed through the group stages, and eventually to the Semi-finals.

No matter how bad you feel, how thoroughly hacked off you are, how downright angry you’ve got, England have another chance on Wednesday. A lucky 1-0 win and the tournament kicks off properly. Time to forget about last night’s disappointment and get behind the side.

Let’s just hope Capello picks the right team!

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