It's good to see that following yesterday's football debacle, disappointed fans have responded as is the local custom, with a resigned shrug and a few pops at the expense of the lamentable England football team. Here's our fave, which just slipped into the Bootnotes inbox: Spoof of Shepherd Neame Spitfire poster: 4-1 Britain …
England != Britain
That is all.
True but it has no effect on the fact
That they can't even beat the US. I expect Ghana could have beat them just like they did the US.
England have a new coach
It picked them up Monday morning.
Rooney has beaten David Blaine’s record for doing nothing in a box.
Thank you and good night.
I was asked...
....if I had any good vuvuzela jokes.
Hmm....not sure if that works in print, might have to be said out loud!
LA Times = correct
Totally agree with LA Times analysis, they've hit one into the back of the net ... unlike England.
England are flying back into Glasgow
... that way they're assured of a hero's welcome
...the LA Times is spot on.
Is there any chance
that the collective commentard community can engineer the up/down votes on the above post to be 4 - 1 ?
Just for you.
Just as a matter of interest...
How many of the 'England' players are actually English, and permanently resident in this country?
The answer to both questions is "all of them"
re: Just as a matter of interest
Quick look at a very useful football stats website shows that every one of the England squad was born in England. As for permanent resident, they all play for English clubs, so, doubtful they live abroad on a permanent resident.
The real problem is how many of the players in the English Premier League are English? Foreign owners hire foreign managers who sign foreign players. Plastic fans don't care as long as their team (who they've supported since they became owned by said foreign owners and started to win things) and only worry about English players once every four years.
At the end of the day, the LA Times got it spot on, though.
the LA times couldnt have put it any better, the whole lot of them are overpaid pansies
Thanks a lot!!
Thanks a lot you shit team, I have just had a hell of a day thanks to your load of rubbish yesterday.
I'm living in Belgium and working with Germans!!!
Worse for me
I live in Germany and spent the day at some outdoor event surrounded by Germans with a live radio commentary playing in the background.
At least Hamilton and Button are still ahead of the rest in F1.
England are shit at football, i don't know why the fans bother supporting them, or that they are surprised when they are kicked out at the start lol.
I'm English, so i can say English football is SHIT!
Stick to what we are good at, err....
Were very good at that. And were not bad at allot of other sports either.
There is something England excels at
When it comes sarcastic and caustic internet quips about the performance of our national teams, no-one does it better than England. It's just as well there isn't some sort of competition for it - if there was and England inevitably lost, I think the world would implode from some sort of sarcasm black hole.
Sarcasm black hole
Or, indeed, a sar-chasm.
Wet weather expected in the UK while the non english nations are pissing themselves laughing
Britain = England.
The sooner it does...
... the happier I'd be. I wish the jocks would up sticks and piss off back to the north. You ran us for years under labour anyway.
The England team visited an orphanage in Cape Town today
“It’s heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope,” said Jamal, aged six.
Future England games will be on Sky adult channels
..because the sight of 11 as*holes getting a hammering is probably best kept away from our youth
That is all.
One of the all-time top trolls of all time, mate. Let's rock!
A quick Google suggests that at least £60m of taxpayers' money is going into the FA per year (figures as of Sep 2009). If we're looking for somewhere to trim UK budgets, I'm damn sure I know where I'd start, and it's not with schools and hospitals.
England have just turned down
a £70 million sponsorship deal, even the current team couldn't run about with "Winalot" on their shirts
FA bosses HAVE been in talks with the CEO of a pet food company, but it WASN'T about sponsorship.
One thing that's definitely true of the England team is that they lack motivation. And who exactly is the England team "motivational guru"? A man who just happens to be employed by a team in what city exactly?
The answer to both questions is "all of them"
Even when they are in South Africa?
Maybe it's because I'm a patriot....
So, the LA Times says, "They are paid far too much by their Premier League clubs"
This will be from the home of LA Galaxy who paid a certain English (not British) footballer $250m.
Who says the Yanks can't do irony.
Overpaid 'professionals' living in luxury have no fighting urge. Time to start again, sack the team, keep the manager.
... that America, the home of the overpaid sports person, criticises English footballers for that very sin. Not that I disagree AT ALL, it's just funny.
If people want to follow sports we can win at, can have world champions (or medallists) at can I suggest:
Cricket, Rugby, Cycling, Swimming, Any motorsport, 2 or 4 wheels (dunno about trucks), shooting, curling, that sledgy thing at the winter olympics, athletics, etc.
I suggest we lower the national debt with a footballer tax. They put in 5% effort, we tax them 95%.
--Paris, cos I work there.
Perhaps the answer is,,,
To ignore premiership footballers all together and pick the team from the lower divisions where young upcoming players at least have some incentive to play football. I've seen better games of Football in the Isthmian League than the Premiership and National side usually turn out. (Yes it was that long ago).
Just what kind of incentive is "Wow another million, now shall I make my 5th Ferrari Red or Yellow", better build that extra garage as well.
Or perhaps the FA should just pay expenses, like flight and Hotel bills, and see how many of our over paid footballers want to play for England.
Osama bin Laden has just released a new TV message to prove he is still alive. He said that the England Team performance on Friday was completely shit. British intelligence have dismissed the claim, stating that the message could have been recorded anytime in the last 44 years.
Fucking GOLD, mate!
... to make the scores right.
Loved it :-)
(and before the England != Britain lot start on me, yes, I do know the difference - but the deliberate mistake made a better play on words)