I do think it is about time Santa provided a service whereby his elves came round about 3 days after Christmas and helped tidy up! Our house has just about recovered from the festivities that Christmas brought with it, and as we trundle round the house cleaning up the last bits of wrapping, we begin to see what appears to be a floor, which we haven’t seen for some time! We hope Santa was kind to you and you received lots of nice gifts. Santa, thought he would play a trick on me, now don’t get me wrong – I love socks, but, when eight pairs of socks are wrapped individually in varying shapes you have to start questioning his humour, that crafty little Santa!
I hope you enjoyed your nice break. 2012 looks like it is going to be a good year, the London Olympics, the Euros and of course, the highlight of your year, it is the Little Kickers 10th birthday! We have planned some great little events to celebrate, and we hope you will be involved too.
My prediction for 2012 - England to win the Euros. Yes, you heard me correctly, do not adjust your sets, and not a touch of the naughty juice crossed my lips over Christmas either. Call me an optimist, but there is a method to my madness! Rooney is unavailable; he has always been labelled the glory boy for our England side, and the player who makes us tick. With Rooney being unavailable I am expecting there to be less expectation and not the usual enormous bandwagon that ‘this is our year’ ( I do realise that I am claiming the exact sentiment...but for a different reason!) I think this will have an enormous effect on the team, there is a pressure on the England squad drive
n by the media and our own optimistic minds, with no pressure, and the players can relax and play their normal game. England have some amazing talent, with a good balance of older more experience heads, with the young vigour of players like Ashley Young and Rooney.
The England manager, Fabio Capello, has got us playing some good attacking football, and with the England squad being blessed with some of the best defenders in the world, it gives us a really good opportunity to break our trophy-less drought of over 40 years!
What do you think?
If all else fails, we will just have to wait another 4 or 5 years, by then some of our original Little Kickers (who are not so Little now) can start breaking into the team...