Great Lego Euro’s moments and low expectations…

The expectancy is growing, England in another major football tournament. Every 2 years, either the Euro’s or the World Cup everyone seems to build up hope that England could go far or even perhaps win it…. but not this year? With the new manager only having 2 games to see his team play and to put his idea across, the loss of key players to injury and suspension, England fans are decidedly quiet.

I live in hope that I will one day see England raise a trophy, maybe without the expectation it could be this year…. apart from im placing expectation on them!

As a nice build up to the open games on Friday here’s a collection of Euro highlights from days gone past, Lego style. Very nicely made and I can remember them all!!

No room for Rio in the England Euro squad.

With Rio Ferdinand not being called into the Roy Hodgson’s 1st England squad, all but ending a great England career, it’s good to see Rio has taken it with a sense of humour on twitter!

Thanks for your England efforts over the years Rio, hope you enjoy the summer off.

So many ex Villa midfielders in the England squad…. again…. hopefully we might be able to keep hold of that sort of quality in the future!

19th Minute tribute – Stiliyan Petrov

Forgetting about the result for a while (and our looming battle with relegation!), today was always going to be a very emotional day for Villa and football fans. Yesterday one of my favorite Villa players Stiliyan Petrov (Stan to the fans!) went public with announcement that he has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia, just a few weeks since Fabrice Muamba collapse football was once more reminded of the frailty of anyone health.

I was pleased to see the Chelsea players warming up in shirts dedicated to Stan and come the 19th Minute (Stan’s shirt number) the crowd and benches all stood, applauded and chanted his name as he stood in the stands.

Thank you Chelsea and your fans! Football united again.

Wishing you a speedy recovery Stan!

Fabio Capello disappoints England before the Euro’s even kick off.

 

English football.

 

It could possibly be a punchline to a joke as Fabio Capello has just announce he’s had enough of the FA‘s medling and has left just before the start of a major tournament. Reminds me of when Martin O’neil left Villa a few weeks before the Premiership season, we all know how that went for Villa! (If you don’t it was crap!)

 

Now I guess the speculation will surround Harry Redknapp, an English manager for the English National side… how novel! I feel sorry for him in some respects as he has unfinished work with Spurs for me, just as it’s all coming together for them all the speculation will begin. (Which will no doubt affect Spurs results in the coming weeks)

 

So, farewell Fabio, thanks for errrr… well thanks for this joke at least!

 

It’s Fabio Capello’s first day as England manager and he walks into the showers and sees a large poo on the floor. He goes straight to the dressing room to confront the players and asks “who’s sh*t on the floor?”
At which point Peter Crouch sticks his hand up and says “yeah, but I’m good in the air!”

 

 

 

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Whats happend to my beloved Aston Villa?

I may of moved away from the Midlands where I grew up but I’ll always be an Aston Villa supporter, my Sky Sports Subscription is mainly for the Villa games that get shown, I might watch a few other games also but If the Villa’s on I will be watching it! I try to catch a game or 2 each year whenever Im visiting home, in fact I used to own a season ticket a number of years ago (1994-95 and 1995-96) the years that;

  • Opening day of the 194-95 Season Villa beat Manchester United 3-1 (A young David Beckham getting a the Man U Goal)
  • Alan Hansen quoted “You won’t win anything with Kids….” about the United team that we beat.
  • We almost got relegated in 1995 – 1996!

Each season has been full of ups and downs, a few success in the League Cup and an FA Cup appearance. Finishing 2nd in the Premiership in it’s 1st year, Europe Qualification. Through the ups and downs I always enjoyed watching Villa play… but this year Im not enjoying any of the games Im watching!

It’s painful to watch Villa for 90 mins, I have no confidence in Villa getting a result against any opponent, out of both cups and the prospect of a relegation battle ahead. “Villa are too good to go down….”? From the games I see, I think it is possible.

I don’t know whats wrong, in fact I don’t care if it’s player power or managerial issues… whatever it is Im not enjoying watching Villa play, we are much better than this!!!

I wish Roberto Martinez had agreed to manage Villa, it would of been fascinating to see the team he would of developed and probably played more entertaining football.

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