Saturday, 24 November 2007
Football's coming home?
England's flop against Croatia, dumping them unceremoniously out of Euro 2008, means that there are no 'home nations' in official action next summer. PM Gordon Brown has taken the opportunity to big up the idea of a one-off Home Internationals Championship. This is an idea I entertained in my Sons View programme note recently. What looks definitely on the cards is a Celtic Cup every two years. But the sweet FA in England (whose judgement, as we know, is just tip-top!) has set it's face against their participation. There are two reasons. First, they don't think it will make them enough money, the clash against Scotland apart. Second, they don't fancy finishing second or third.