Not looking too flash just now, is it?
Football: took until the last game of a rather peasy qualifying group to secure a spot in Brazil, recently lost consecutive home games for the first time since the dog days of Don Revie's ill-starred reign & looking like that hard won stay in Brazil will amount to three games.
Cricket: 2-0 down in the Ashes going to a ground where we're won once since 70/71.
League: failed to make the final for the third world cup in a row despite home advantage.
Union: lost a grand slam decider to the Leekists, playing predictable, guileless rugby and put firmly in our place when the ABs came to visit.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, as we say in East Cambridgeshire.
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England's group to qualify wasn't that easy either compared to some others.
And also after the Olympics last year it's hard to say England's sport overall is in a bad state, especially if it's evaluated with reasonable expectations.
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Well I was foremost lover of the Olympics, but there was a report, out today I think, to say the Government has massively cut spending in physical education, and the yoof is spending even more time getting obese and picking up diabetes. Whic h is a bloody liberty if you ask me, it's us old uns that should be busy doing that.
Let's face it, with all the goodwill in the World, we all knew that most sports that got many excited in that month were going to be forgotten by nopw, Rowing, Yachting, horsey-bollox, shooting, cycling looking a berk in lycra? Nah.
Legacy what legacy?
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I'm certainly not the arbiter of good taste but the last few posts makes me think of Craigos. No criticism of anyone on here. Just made me think about him and made me a little sad. I wish the best to his family this Christmas.
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