Like Churchill, Boris is still fighting


A tweet from a lady on the spot, who presumably received this wisdom from his own lips, lets us know that although fainthearts might have given up on our team, Boris is still in there, rooting for them.

A tweet from @NadiaNeophytou, who has the latest news of Boris’s view of our football chances and the tactics of our team, presumably from his own lips,  is repeated here.    Take heart and courage from this, folks!

“Boris Johnson says he thinks the England team has been lulling the other sides in2 a false sense of security;  reckons they will still do well.”

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill said “We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months minutes of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air on a football pitch, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. Slovenia.  That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim?

I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realised; no survival for the British Empire England, no survival for all that the British Empire England has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages team, that mankind will move forward towards its goal. But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, “come then, let us go forward together with our united strength.”

Success in sport is more about how to handle the dark times.  After huge success, Jonny Wilkinson had to cope with the long dark days of his injuries.  Kevin Pietersen, struggling with loss of form and the mental after-effects of a horrible Achilles tendon injury,  fought back to regain his previous stature.

Quote of the day:  “Fabio has that passion.  When you see him storming round the dressing room, stamping on things and kicking things….. that’s encouraging!”   John Terry on SKY.

6 responses to “Like Churchill, Boris is still fighting

  1. hey, @NadiaNeophytou; Boris is still there because he wants to secure the 2018 world cup.

    Lets not dress this up as highly honoured support – anyone know if he and his entourage are being wined and dined by UK/London tax payer too?

    Boris wouldn’t be heading out there tomorrow if only going for the next match, and lets face it, who in their right mind would now be heading out there for the next England match if they hadn’t already booked up?

    Nice to know that the organisation that runs this sport in Engalnd has appropriate initials – after all they give us F.A.

  2. Pollee, pollee, pollee! Naughty naughty!

    As explained on link above, vital for the Mayor to make the most financially of the Olympics. So a trip to S.A, helps him do that.

  3. I’m not knocking Boris for being there (at a reasonable cost).

    But lets not dress up his attendance as the actions of a steadfast supporter, over the activities of England fans paying cash from their own back pockets in the hope they can encourage what appears a 2nd class England team to do better than they seemingly can.

    All the best to the long suffering fans of English football!

  4. Let’s hope Boris is right, and they will win the next match. They are going to have a showdown with Capello, so perhaps releasing their anger and frustration will help them cut loose on the pitch.

    ps. Sponsors are covering the cost of Boris’s aides, so fair enough.

  5. The team need to air all their frustrations and release their anger, that alone will help their performance.

  6. It’s going to take more than a speech from Churchill to motivate this lot.

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