Friday, June 06, 2008

The Hills Are Alive ...

... with the sound of football.

Thanks to the majesty of the IPL, there has been a lot about cricket recently. Tomorrow attention switches to football, as the European Championships commence, with Switzerland and Austria co-hosting, and every game broadcast live in England.

But England are not playing. In many ways this is a good thing. It forced a change of management, and hopefully a more professional approach that will be less pressured by the whims of a few star players.

And, more importantly, it means that we can enjoy the football. We can enjoy the game without the blinkered jingoism of many commentators. And without the agony of partisan support. May the best team win.

Though I hope it's Holland.


Gareth said...

It certainly might be Holland on last night's evidence. Some great football on display. I agree that it will be easier to digest and enjoy the football, but I still can't help but feel that I should be looking forward to watching England play Spain tonight..

R N B said...

Yep, I'm supporting the Oranges.

Our old friend from the DMT is doing tournament updates at CUPIDPAS2008.BLOGSPOT.COM and they are pretty damn good.