Here’s my entry in next week’s Guardian Gallery photoshop competition – they want you to show where it all went wrong in building the new Wembly.
Update: THIRD!!!! A copy of Barney Ronay’s Any Chance of a Game, goes to Me, me, me!
I used to love Newcastle and Wor Kev, but seeing him go troppo ‘cos Fergie was stopping him sleep at night was the best ‘I’m losing it’ moment I’ve seen in a post match interview, ever.
It seems like the whole country is suffering from a collective post – Lions hangover. You go to the pub – there’s no-one there. You go to watch the sports news – what’s the point? You can reach out and touch the listlessness with your hand. But hang on… there’s a Tri Nations to play, and while everyone’s trying hard to feign indifference, underneath it all, we can’t wait to see if that magic in Wellington (and Christchurch to a lesser extent) can be recreated against the old enemies.
We were too busy arguing about the flat back line last year to care, and it was one of the more mediocre tournaments in a competition that has more same-ness to it every year (can’t wait for that extra round). After a year together, we’ll get to see what this potentially ‘special’ All Black side is made of.
And it’s great to see the Wallabies responding to the threat of a resugent South Africa and ominous New Zealand by getting on the piss…