BREAKING NEWS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
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 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.