Well, that's it for another 4 years!
Well done to South Africa for putting on a grand show!
And at least these three Englishmen can hold their heads up high and say that they took part in
the final match!
Yet, a match to be remembered for the wrong reasons!
I would not have liked to have been in the ref's or linesmen's boots last night.
I love my footy but I thought that what should have been a celebration of football was in fact
a damn disgrace. I truly did!
It was football showing its nasty side.
It was grubby, not great.
It was a field most foul !
It was everything that I hate about football and I'm beginning to wonder whether the 'beautiful
game' has been lost forever.
This was the World Cup Final between the two best sides in the tournament.
The two best sides? Well that's debatable!
Had they played the football which we know they can play
then we would have been entertained and blinded by brilliance.
As it was, the spectacle deteriorated into thuggery and bad temper.
Holland were the biggest culprits and seemed intent on adopting tactics which would stop
Spain from playing good football.
Why? Goodness knows!
I think Holland should be ashamed of themselves. They lost a lot of friends last night!
I'd backed them to win after England's dismal displays but as the match progressed
I sure didn't like what I was watching!
Oh yes , our three Englishmen will no doubt be criticised by many (you know, all those
'referees' out there who think they know best!) but in particular
the press, who love to criticise and never praise...so the papers will have a field day, I bet!
It was a colourful night all right...but mostly a night of yellow with a spattering of red !
So to celebrate the end of the World Cup (because I am certain that many of you will
be celebrating!) , here we go....caption competition!
To win one of my little vintage fabric patchwork packs, no less!
And even if you are not a footy lover, you can enter!
What exactly are Howard Webb , Darren Cann and Mike Mullarkey (he's on the
right and btw, he's from Exeter!) saying to
each other...or thinking?
The funnier the better!
Good luck and ...I'll announce this winner and also the winner of my Vuvuzela post
at the end of the week!
Roll on 2014!!