English summer to be saved by our favourite Scot?
So it appears poor old Andy Murray is going through a tough time. Having been knocked out of any competition going without even giving us a chance to get all fidgety and excited about him winning something Andy could do with a bit of luck. The last thing he needs is the strawberries, cream and strong smell of expectation that is Wimbledon coming over the horizon. But the best sportsmen to come out Scotland since, since, er, we’ll go with Kenny Dalglish, well anyway, Murry need not worry about the possible perils and pitfalls of nationwide scrutiny because it is a World Cup year.
And not just any old World Cup year either. No, this is THE YEAR. A ruthless manager, strong and talented squad and the easiest group England have had in years. With all this in mind Murray can chill out, relax, treat this years Wimbledon as a turning point, a building block to future success. Going out in the quarters won’t be a bad thing, a respectable performance in fact and besides, not many people will notice, we’ll all be watching England march to the final in South Africa.
Well, at least it looked that way. Now it turns out that Mr Capello isn’t that cut throat at all, the England squad isn’t as talented or as physically prepared as we hoped and after that performance against Japan I don’t know about you but I ain’t looking forward to facing Algeria let alone USA.
And so after a good 12 months of hoping that I wouldn’t need to spend a summer cheering on a Scotsman who, whilst immensely talented, by his own admission doesn’t give a stuff about England’s sporting efforts, it appears that my hopes of backing a winner lie once more with Murray. Better get back to the practice courts Andy, England needs you to be brilliant again. Christ knows the football team can’t manage it.