...Glasgow. Lizzie Armitstead always seems to come second in the big events, Geraint Thomas while a winner on the track spends his road days slogging his guts out for others.
...thank god. Some days back Steven Gerrard made Roy Hodgson a very sad man as he retired from England duty after a World Cup that summed up the player's international career of failure.
...whites? R.I.P. Johnny Winter, the whitest of white guys to play the blues, who has died aged 70.
...gone. R.I.P. Thomas Erdelyi aka Tommy Ramone the last surviving original member of The Ramones.
...they get the last laugh. In Euro 2000 Germany finished bottom of the their group after defeat by England, they took that as an insult and while we're still stuck with Shearer they are holding aloft the ultimate trophy
...great. England football team at the World Cup, the cricket team against Sri Lanka and now India, the rugby teams against the southern hemisphere - some say that Murray berk at Wimbledon. Now the cycling is imploding.
...the blond arrow. The Real Madrid player, widely regarded as one of the world's greatest players died on Monday (July 7th) aged 88.
...Sheffield? The 2014 Tour De France Depart through Yorkshire were reet grand.
...off any more.
...il brutto. You want a convincing Mexican bandit send for the Jewish guy from Brooklyn, amongst a hell of a lot of other parts Eli Wallach, one of the greatest character actors, played two of the best in two classic films.
...pitch. England were handed the ideal Headingley pitch for them to wrap up the two match series against Sri Lanka, it may have come down to the last over again but they blew it.
...the mark then. Highlight of England's tournament. Figured they'd lose by one goal to Italy, one or two to Uruguay and draw with Costa Rica before flying home before the postcards and Roy's boys didn't disappoin
...term. The deep rooted problems with the England national football team can't be fixed overnight but there a number of small things that can be done straight away to make things somewhat better in the near future.
...takes off from Brazil. Since England's exit from the World Cup after two straight defeats Roy Hodgson has done nothing to justify the F.A. not handing him his P45.
...our misery. After Italy's lacklustre defeat to Costa Rica, England's miserable World Cup is over before the postcards have been bought never mind sent home.