An extract from Big Bad Brian’s letter to Santa:
I’ve been a good boy this year. I’ve managed to sack one manager and appoint another. One couldn’t manage England and the other can’t manage English. If possible, could you please make it so Fabio can hold the next England press conference (ie learn English) so, if we lose to Switzerland in February, he can take the flak?
Could I also have a new razor? I’ve been told that my moustache makes me look old-fashioned, out-of-touch and a little creepy. If you could stretch to a new suit and a new board of directors at the FA, that’d be great too.
Of course, what I want most is a win in a major championship for the Three Lions. Maybe I could ask for that in two years’ time? That’s assuming we qualify for the World Cup in 2010 that is. And, of course, that’s assuming the World Cup actually goes ahead.
Yours, Brian (aged 43 ¼).
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