No one would argue, surely, that the sporting low point of 2007 was our failure to qualify for Euro 2008. The sight of an inert and brolley-wielding Steve McClaren standing forlornly by as we squandered a hard-won 2-2 result against Croatia is a painful memory that will stay with us for many months.
Will we watch Euro 2008? Of course we will. The game may be spoiled by ultra-professionalism and way too much money sloshing in the pockets of a load of average players. But we still love it. We love its unpredictability. We love the excitement. And we love the gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooals!
We hope Fabio has a good run and gets some results soon. We’re not world-beaters yet, by any stretch. But we could be…
Dream on, fellow fans. Here’s to 2008.
(Image: from Gerej’s flickr stream)