"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same"
It was too good to last wasn’t it, there we were all basking in the reflected glory of team GB and their heroics when reality crept up on us with 4 sporting howlers in the one week.
Young Khan the boxer has had great publicity, some earned, some not. The wee skinny Scot. whose name escapes me came within a whisker of beating him in a brutal battle recently, Khan is in no hurry to trade with him again.
The other night Breidis Prescott of Colombia smashed him to a humiliating defeat in less than a minute, the kid was beginning to believe his own hype, maybe someone should have told him Colombians are dangerous son. Thumped to the floor twice, bravely back up and then his pitiful version of the “exit waltz” as he staggered around with his legs like jelly before the ref. saved him, at that point he was fighting from memory and he was in very real danger. When the brain starts making promises that the legs can’t keep it’s time to step in, well done the ref.
Scotland lost 1- nil to Macedonia and were lucky to get nil, they played like a team who had never met each other before, we had a good penalty denied but, the man of the match was Scotland’s goalie which tells it’s own story. Players at one time would lie about injuries to play for their national team now they are not so keen.
Meanwhile the scorer of England’s two goals against Andorra, a geezer called Joe Cole from “Sarf London” described it as a good result, he is now in line to play ’Trigger’ in a remake of fools and horses, England for all their wealth in football and all the great players at their disposal don’t seem to be able to perform on the international stage, Andorra nil England 2 considering that this was a meaningful match the score line will haunt them.
The lid got put on it on it as Andy Murray took a hiding from the best tennis player I have ever seen Roger Federer, an absolute phenomenon. Murray did well to reach a slam final and he will be back but I can’t help thinking he will be all to well aware of the gap between him and Roger, this was as good as I have seen him and if he maintains this hunger the rest will be left in his wake again, I can’t imagine how Nadal or anyone for that matter can live with him when he plays like this.
Still we must not give up, what about 3 am street brawling we could win that OK. When the great Ken Buchanan won his world title he shocked his opponent and the world by winning a fight at 3 am our time in a heat wave, Tommy Docherty commented “ they didn’t realize that everyone in Scotland fights at 3 am in the morning”