November 12th, 2011

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The poppy has been relegated to the level of a Nike logo...

On Saturday, there will be an impeccably observed minute of silence at Wembley in memory of the country's war dead. What a shame there were not a few thousand minutes of dignified silence prior to that. 

There has been so much misplaced poppy rage, posturing and grandstanding throughout the week, there have been times when a symbol of loss and solemn regret has almost been reduced to a badge of crass one-upmanship.

Flower power: Ashley Cole is expected to wear a boot embroidered with a poppy against Spain today

Flower power: Ashley Cole is expected to wear a boot embroidered with a poppy against Spain today

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Por hoy pero no para siempre, Inglaterra no necesita entrenar.

To pretty much everyone's shock, England managed to beat Spain at Wembley today :oooo It was an decent game I thought, Spain had all the possession and the tika-taka, but England had a lot going for them too, Phil Jones did very well on his debut, the defence was generally well marshalled and Scott Parker gave one of those quintessential no guts no glory performances that he gave week in week out for West Ham. England were captained by Frank Lampard, it was only the second time he's led England out, but wasn't he a good capitan, scoring the win and generally giving an assured performance. I'll stop talking now and post some pretty pictures *___*


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Yeah, so that's it really! Let's not make this more than what it is, which is a morale-boosting, hard-earned win over an excellent Spain side. We got lucky, but you make your own luck, so. What it most certainly is NOT is an sign that "INgurland are gna win da Eurossss okay and den Rooney willb preiddent 4-lyf!!!!" Moderation. Is. Key.

But for now, I'mma cherish this :))))))