...repeat... The first game for England's new manager, Gareth Southgate, saw a struggle to get a 2-0 victory over Malta, with a performance that was indistinguishable from his predecessor's teams.
...and that's about it. England's opening game in the Six Nations went pretty much like nothing had changed since the World Cup and the old regime was still in charge.
...R.I.P. Sad news that one of rugby's greats, All Black, Jonah Lomu has died aged only 40 years old.
...loser. Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie is right when he said a fourth consecutive second-placed finish for England in the Six Nations is "not acceptable".
...again. The Jocks are consoling themselves that the game against the Auld Enemy didn't count for anything, it's the Euros that really matter, but it doesn't half make them look bad being outclassed and beaten by Roy's mob.
...for the first time. It was fun the way England's ineptness gave the Jocks belief and hope for that to be shattered in a 3-2 defeat.
...smoke it. Arrogant enough there Jimbo? Scotland talked a good game and again were sent home from Twickenham to “think again” as England won the Calcutta Cup in their opening game of the 6 Nations.
...against San Marino. I take it rain interrupted play or was it bad light? Should San Marino be in World Cup qualifiers? Or are they value for exposing England?
...deep fried. Glasgow Rangers pretty much started the death of Scottish football 25 years ago, could they now finish it off and be left standing and laughing?
...dolt. It was great to see sad little Andy Robinson with that befuddled look on his face after the new look England scraped a win over his Jock side.
...disguise? England go overboard celebrating their lucky 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly like the Jocks did back in 1967.
...offence? Loosing to the Jocks was bad enough to get Andy Robinson the sack as England coach then surely only drawing with an Andy Robinson led Scotland side should be enough to see Martin Johnson relieved of duties.
...on Sky Sports News. Even though nothing really happened throughout the whole of this months transfer window, bar loan deals, poor old Jim couldn't help himself.
...seriously? Somehow the ex-England captain and World Cup winner thinks that one performance with a bit of heart against an average New Zealand side means Martin Johnson's side are headed for glory.
...price*. Again thanks to Mr. Jon Rauhouse I got to see some damn fine music in the form of the Neko Case band in Glasgow on Monday for a very reasonable admittance, actually managed some photos and videos this time.