Yes hope is the eternal thought....that keeps many going....
Football salaries are a figment of most peoples magination as they will never equal that amount in their lifetime.
Another thing ..Celtic seem to win their league championship nearly every year... But fail consistently in Europe..... Does that mean that Scottish football is at a lower standard than the English League .. your thoughts of the difference between Scottish and England Leagues
I don't think they were expected to win in 1966 but they did. We must always have hope, think MU on Tuesday. The trouble as I see it is that the players are paid so much money they believe they are as good as that suggests when, in reality, they have all the usual human failings and more that prevent them giving their full potential and consistency. Indeed, I could believe that many of them allow the money to remove their respect for managers and other disciplines.
Regarding the football World Cup..... I would say there is far less following of the England side than say 20 years ago... they have proved to be lacking in ability on so many occasions... The team played a disaster of a world a couple of world cups ago... Rooney was included even not fully fit after an injury in another ....speaks volumes as to how desperate and the lack of ability the England team really has against the top flight... far too inconsistent as well.. and have at times been reported as pathetic and often disappointing.....
Nobody that I know really thinks they have any remote chance of winning the World Cup as per the last 44 years. and like me there are probably millions that do not always bother now to watch every match England play at Wembley or on TV ..empty seats reported at some games in the past 10 years....If the next world cup was not hyped up in the way that it is... interest would not be as big.....
Sadly those under 44 years of age have never seem the England team win any silverware or Cups .... which in its self speaks volumes as to the ability of the UK national game... over such a long period of time.... and how many of the pubic have lost interest accordingly..
That said it is only a game and not a War that must been won... but is nice to see the odd moments of great football from other countries.... when they actually play clean football.
I wish the England team well but have no reason to expect a win... in fact it is the best time to go on holiday as crowds are normally less...and you can watch it in a local pub or hotel in most cases.. anyway...
2 for the price of one you can say..... a holiday bogoff... winner..
On the softer side , I was joking . Of course the whole " nation " was behind the Olympic team and rightly so , .... it was a British team , just as the whole nation will be behind the England team at the World cup . .....lol.lol.lol .aye so it will .
http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/nato-inception-crisis-ukraine-629/ . I had to laugh at the American from Washington in this discussion . .he's supposedly is knowledgeable in foreign and defence policy's at the heritage foundation . doesn't seem that knowledgeable to me . but note he's from the heritage foundation . .The Heritage Foundation remained an influential voice on domestic and foreign policy issues during President George H. W. Bush’s administration. It was a leading proponent of Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, and according to Frank Starr, head of the Baltimore Sun’s Washington bureau, the foundation’s studies, "laid much of the groundwork for Bush administration thinking" about post-Soviet foreign policy
Re 'what nation?' I see the UK as one nation, believing that the World needs Countries to join together rather than create divisions. On the softer side I believe the whole UK population was right behind the Olympic Team.
Funny you should ask, I decided today to take up the £11520 ISA allowance so sold some RBS to release the cash to invest before the 5th. I had been holding off pending the SP going up, thankfully it did this morning. Still have a large holding but happily averaging 317 so in profit on today's SP. Will hold until I either have a big profit or see some good alternatives that are at a low point and offer both growth and good dividends. No hurry. You starting to believe?
Maybe it's wrong to say never but it is unlikely . It's an entirely different bank now . The investment side where a great deal of the profit was generated has been greatly reduced . Still divesting billions in bad loans . Number of litigations in the pipeline could prove costly although some provision has been made for them . No dividends in the near future and the sale of HMG holding probably won't start for a couple of years at the earliest and may take years to complete . Could well act as a ceiling to the price while it's going on . The current m.cap including the pref B shares is £30.5 billion , £10 a share would push that up to HSBC levels , £110billion , sorry mate , just aint gonna happen in the next few years .
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