20 years of hurt
Fortunately for me the World Cup is not just about England
, in fact I find them a distraction. But for the 35,000 English supporters in Cape Town who are spending hard earned savings and taking valuable time off away from home and work they frankly deserve better than one of their heroes criticising them into a camera
How football has changed from when Gazza cried and we all cried with him. The English football world was certainly in motion then
Kenny Daglish's Liverpool had just strolled to the 1st Division title (the last time they won it), Charlton said their top division au revoir at Old Trafford, but the Valley Party's recent success
had given us all renewed hope. Alex Ferguson got a reprieve from success starved United fans (they finished 13th that season five places below Wimbledon) by beating Palace in the FA Cup final and Aston Villa were on the verge of appointing the countries first ever foreign manager Jozef Vengloš, who lasted just a season.
20 years on the Premiership has changed English football for the better. Or has it?