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Good luck Ricky Hatton!

The UK is rooting for ya mate. Give him hell!

Edit: Hold your head high mate, we’re all proud of you. You were against the best out there and you’re still a champion in our eyes.

10 Uses for an unwanted England Flag

Use the large ones as a tablecloth!

After England’s departure from the World cup, there are now millions of St.Georges flags out there which will no doubt be either trashed, torn to pieces, jumped up and down on by angry fans or just tucked away neatly for the Euro 2008 qualifiers which begin later this year.

The BBC have collated idea’s from its readers on exactly what fans could do with all those unwanted flags. I read it this morning and found it quite hilarious anyway, it certainly gave me a smile first thing in the morning!

10 Uses for an unwanted England Flag

England Crash Out On Penalties Again

We’ve been here before haven’t we?

The whole nation right now is feeling down in the gutter after witnessing one of the most nail biting performances that this world cup could have produced. Portugal were the opposition, managed by Luiz Scolari an old nemesis to the England squad.

To sum things up, England outplayed them to some extent but couldn’t get the ball in the net. Tactics were poor throughout the tournament thanks to our manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. Having one player, the awesome young Wayne Rooney upfront was a crucial mistake. If you’re to have a player up front going solo, feed him with a supply of good passes for crying out loud. He looked so alone and confused out there which will no doubt lead to frustration later on.

Frank Lampard missed a host of chances, which is what he’s done throughout the entire tournament so far, he’s been a total waste of space. The team fell apart after Wayne Rooney was sent off after some nice instigation from fellow Man Utd team mate Christiano Ronaldo who had no right coming up to the ref to interfere the way he did when his team mate was tackled – he knew

The World Cup starts here

Never have I seen so many St.Georges flags flutter away around the Uk. The World Cup starts here, today and the entire nation is gripped by footy fever. Today I predict that most workplaces will be empty come lunchtime as the first game kicks off (Germany vs Costa Rica) and pubs will be packed out. Morso on Saturday as England go up against Paraguay. For just over a month with 64 games being played, football fans worldwide will be united by this one event. I feel so proud to see the flags flying everywhere, I really do. I just hope England’s squad reach the finals and win it for once – something I’ve wanted to see since I was a child, to see British hands lift that trophy…

One good thing has been the weather over here lately, HOT! Doesn’t describe it – I walked into my labs yesterday morning only to see the digital readout on my desk at a stonking 34°c/93F! It had hit 38°c/100F by the evening!

Yesterday was the hottest day in the Uk so far this year and as a person who rarely feels the heat on his skin, I felt it yesterday! Today I will be travelling to London on work matters for a meeting and I’ve no idea how I’ll keep cool given the conditions lately. As I type this early in the morning, the sun has just risen behind me…it’s going to be one scorcher of a day.