More than just a mum
EAfter the third German goal, Samuel burst into tears with frustration
football than us,” I said.
“They haven’t done anything wrong, they are just a better team.”
“Well, I hate Cappello then,” he said. “He needs to bring Peter Crouch on and take Upson off.”
“When I grow up, I am going to be a footballer, and score loads of goals for England.”
Bless him. From the instructions he was shouting at the television, my seven-year-old would probably make a better manager!
Am I the only person who thinks that perhaps the time has come for us to stop treating our footballers like gods?
They are, in fact, young men, with too much money and not enough sense.
It is time they were knocked off their pedestals.
Maybe this latest defeat will make them, and us, realise they are not invincible, they are, in fact, human, and, consequently, make mistakes and have their off days, just like the rest of us.
I say all this, but how much do you bet that in four years’ time, we will be hanging out the flags again, convinced 2014 is the year we will bring home that illusive golden trophy? NGLAND football supporters are a bit like the delusional parents you see on the X Factor.
They stand in the wings, pushing their kids forward, telling them they’re the next big thing, when, in fact, they are rubbish.
Once they hear the truth, they stand there dumbfounded and shocked, looking for someone to blame.
Every World Cup we believe our team will win, but they never do.
Sunday’s performance was abysmal. We will blame the disallowed Lampard goal for our misfortune, totally ignoring the fact that we were outplayed by a much stronger team.
This year is the first year Samuel has been interested in football, and the build-up to the World Cup meant he was almost as excited about the tournament as he is about Christmas.
So his disappointment on Sunday afternoon was really upsetting to see.
After the third German goal, he burst into tears with frustration (along with the rest of the population.) “I hate Germany,” he announced. “You can’t hate them for playing better