If you could change history, would you? Of course you would. No one wants to remember that day your player made a howling error or the guy you were rooting for decided not to turn up. I remember going to the national stadium in Glasgow only to watch my team, Dundee, succumb to a powered header by the Rangers captain Lorenzo Amoruso to lose 1-0 in the Scottish Cup final.
Imagine if he’d missed!
Well, the English do not do their competition build-up by half measures and despite there being several complaints about the depth of their EURO 2012 squad –particularly up front –the major networks are defying the bookies and generating a lot of buzz.
Perhaps they may be defying reality, but that is what happens when you follow sport: common sense goes right out of the window. If you are lucky then your team follows suit and ignores convention as well, aye Chelsea?
Look at this video from English broadcaster ITV. History is re-imagined as only a Sassenach could…
Not enough rampant expectation in this? Too much navel gazing and rueful back peddling? Well then you will have to look at this little gem. This is what happens when football is no longer even a consideration.
Finally, just to give you a taste of how out of their minds some get on this little island her is the official EURO 2012 song. That is right. Every major tournament that England take part in they need an official song. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.