...were trying to pull a fast one. England's opening match of the Champions Trophy was also the first of 26 meetings with the old enemy over the next few months. And if they weren't currently rubbish I'd suspect the Aussies were playing games.
...heroes. Funny how England cricket team can stop sucking donkey balls and win a one day international when the pressure is off because the 3 match series has been lost.
...reached. You'd think the rubbish currently being served up by those wearing the footballing three lions would mean English football is at it's lowest point. But no. It can reach further depths.
..'em. A little over a week away from a year before football crazy Brazil host their first World Cup tournament in 64 years and the poor old dears can't even beat England.
...Ireland. Had better things to do and after all they never watched me when I was crap. Quite frankly the thought of watching Ashley Cole leading England out with the captain's armband turned my stomach.
...Root. Yet again another England bowler stood on the podium collecting the man of the match award after skittling New Zealand out when they would have been in that position if Joe root hadn't saved England from a batting collapse.
...roars.Have to say I was rather glad Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon won the Heineken Cup.
...England. Tykes doing not bad in their return to the County Championship top flight, while their players are away helping England get back on the winning track.
...on the future. We'll no longer see the disconsolate duck jumping out of the way of blocking shots for England.
...England. It looked like England's hosts, Montenegro, believed their own hype in last night's World Cup qualifier. All they had to do was turn up to win.
...were somewhat embarrassing. It was San Marino, Roy. You've have had more competition from Dan Marino. Celebrating like that was just pathetic as England racked up an eight nil scoreline in the World Cup qualifier.
...it's just they're sick and tired of him. Welsh Wales legends have been coming out and complaining about England's coaches making it public knowledge they have some questions for the referee of Saturday's championship decider.
...grand. Can't say I was feeling that confident about an England grand slam before Saturday's game. My confidence having dropped over the last couple of outings. And then the ref being announced.
...Grand Slam. Get the funny feeling that's all they were thinking about when the little matter of an Italian side could quite have easily spoiled the party.
...England. If England go on to win the Grand Slam or just the Championship they need to strike one more medal and award it to the current French coach because on Saturday he made sure it could happen.