Can't Catch, Won't Catch - England's dream is almost over already

Fours years on, and the dream is almost over already

Fours years on, and the dream is almost over already

First published in The Weatherman by

Saturday night, England v USA, and it was England's World Cup encapsulated in 45 minutes.

A brilliant start and a goal. Hopes go through the ceiling and the whole country thinks we can win it.

In fact, expectations were so high of England romping to victory, some people even started suggesting Andy Murray could win Wimbledon.

However, after about 20 minutes, although we were still winning, there was a creeping realisation that things weren't necessarily going as smootly as they should.

Then it hit you, the sudden realisation that we're actually a bit rubbish and we should just go home.

In this case, the startling discovery that our keeper can't catch, our defence is injured or slow, and Emile Heskey is still no good.

Expect a bright start, a decent run to the Quarters, and an ignominious exit.


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