Yes it’s only the second entry on my blog and we’re talking about football already. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fanatical football supporter, but when it comes to international matches, well I’m an England supporter through and through.
And now we have the chance to show the world. We, the English nation, can host the World Cup. Yes, football’s coming home, but with one tiny proviso. We’re not allowed to tell anyone. We’re not allowed to proclaim to the world that “football’s coming home”. England is where football was born, along with rugby, cricket and tennis. Yes, we’re really really good at inventing games and then teaching the rest of the world how to play them. But are we allowed to celebrate the fact that football’s coming home? No. Apparently that’s perceived as being too arrogant by other nations (and by that I guess they mean Germany).
So for goodness sake keep it quiet. Don’t tell anyone.
But yes. Football’s coming home.