When England played their match against Slovenia yesterday England had to win to get through the group, and thanks to a goal from Jermain Defoe they made it through by the skin of their teeth. Although it wasn’t a hundred percent clear by then who England would face in the knock-out stages, anyone could make an educated guess that it would turn out to be Germany.
Now I’m all for the positivity and disillusion that comes with being a football supporter. It doesn’t matter who you support, you are always in danger of falling into the trap of getting hopeful and thinking that they can do better than they logically are capable of. Being a United fan, I’m obviously spoilt in that department. Considering the history of my club I feel like I do not have the right to be disappointed when we do not win anything, but obviously I always am. England fans however should be used to it by now.
It’s been 44 years since England won the World Cup, 44 years of shattered dreams and blame being passed around quicker than syphilis in a whorehouse. This is me promising you that it will be at least another four years before England win the World Cup again, most likely more. In the meanwhile, and especially if Franz Beckenbauer’s comments are getting to you, you just keep telling yourself that we won the war.