...continues. Yet another yellow jersey for Chris Froome, to go with seven stage victories, one third of the stages, by British riders, and the best young rider in Adam Yates, it's a British game now.
...Wiggo? Bradley Wiggins' share of the Sports Personality of the Year vote didn't quite match Mark Cavendish's when he won the award last but then Mark didn't have Olympic gold medal winners to compete with.
...or is it a disorder? What are we left with after these last two weeks of the best Olympics ever but memories and the realisation that all there is now doesn't match up.
...deux. Where were we? Oh that's right Tommy had just won the first stage after the last rest day and Bradley Wiggins was rocking the yellow jersey.
...Voeckler. After last years heroic efforts by Thomas Voeckler in the Tour de France it was great to see him beat his injuries and win stage 10 of this year's race.
...one. While the nation and the mass media obsess about a gurning, crybaby Scottish loser Britain is excelling yet again in a Grand Tour, with Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in the Tour de France.
...returns in time. It takes two to tango and with Italy playing their part Spain's style in the final of Euro 2012, wasn't as boring as in previous matches.
...convictions. Italy at a tournament after a domestic scandal, only one outcome but just you can never write off the Germans.
...FIFA ranking. The higher you get in the FIFA world rankings the stranger some of the inclusions especially England's repeated presence in the top 10.
…I though England would nick it. I never thought they would outplay Italy, I never thought they’d pass it about like they knew what they were doing, I never thought they’d look like a proper football team but I thought with the luck they had previously and if Shearer can actually figure out that it’s […]
...at the Euros? It felt just like watching Spurs in Gdansk last night, but it really was Germany versus Greece in the second quarter final.
...when they said England would win the group? Oh that's right I've watch enough England games like this latest one the final group D game against Ukraine. It's amazing what a couple of very scrappy, lucky, wins can do for reality.
...almost England. Regardless of England's first competitive victory over Sweden, this was a match between pretty equally matched sides, turned on piece of good fortune - James Milner's yellow card.
...more? From the squad he chose to the first starting lineup he put out to the formation they lined up in to the changes he made and the performance they put on in beating Norway one nil he's doing his best to shout 'this is all I've got'.
...the lower down them you go. Wales are in the right spot in the world rankings around Haiti, Granada etc. It's England at 4th who are in the false position.