Chelsea should fare better in Napoli tonight than their north London rivals in Milan last week. A friend who went to the match said that at the end only 4 Arsenal players came to applaud the Arsenal faithful. Perhaps the others were too embarassed to show their faces or were just oblivious of the time and money fans invested in getting to the venue.
Why does the top flight of English football fall so short of the European game? Spoiled brats are playing the game who will only perform on their terms , some would say.
The European Football Championships fast approach and it will take a miracle for Harry to get England to the knockout stages.
Football, tennis, rugby - a sure recipe for disappointment. The ludicrous act of flying the Ensign on the bonnet of your car won't help the cause either.
Except for rowing, one-day cricket and cycling, at which GB excels, I always prefer watching sporting events where there is no British interest as then there's no room for utter deflation.
How to banish those winter blues?
Think of all those who are worse off than you!
Greece has survived yet again and the whole Euro currency débacle hasn't imploded; it's -31 C in Moscow; the start of British summertime is only five weeks away; or you could just curl up infront of the fire with a good book and forget about watching England failures.