This is cricket-related. Stick with it.
Supporting a football club is basically just supporting a business. It feels like supporting Sony or someone. However, we can still watch international football. We can still watch the World Cup.
On Saturday, we watched England’s footballers give a performance of such breathtaking ineptitude that the already foolish talk of winning the tournament should have immediately ceased.
Meanwhile, England are about to play five one-day internationals against Australia. England hold the Ashes and won the World Twenty20 earlier in the year. They’re not cricket’s equivalent of Brazil’s football team, but they’re a good side.
England will lose one of the Australia matches. We all know that. It will be on the news and when it’s reported, we just know that we’re going to hear someone say: “God, we’re shit at cricket,” at which point they’ll go back to talking about how if England’s shit footballers were played in a different formation, they’d miraculously stop being shit and would win the World Cup.