That might sound funny coming from somebody that is NOT a football fan anymore (the only sport I follow is boxing) but I have my reasons for being excited about World Cup 2018. I can’t wait to see the overpaid, overrated, under skilled and under worked England football team embarrass themselves again.
I watched them in the European Cup (last year) with a couple of deluded England fans. They seemed to get very offended and upset as I jumped for joy as Russia scored a last minute equalizer against England (they don’t talk to me any more in the words of Kurt Cobain Oh well, Whatever, Never mind.) I sat bored as fuck and watched them beat Wales and draw to Slovakia.
But that was followed by one of my favourite football matches EVER! The “mighty” three lions get knocked out of the competition against Iceland!
Why do I have such of a problem with the England Football team? Because it is completely against my nature to support a bunch of spoiled millionaire brats even if they are from the same country I’m from! Some people may claim that I am jealous of the talent that these people possess and the wealth it generates for them. I’m not jealous to be able to control a football is a talent, it would be a completely useless talent but the nations and worlds obsession with football has made it a talent that pays much better than most.
I was once a passionate England fan, I watched and supported them in 1990 in some of my earliest memories. I was devastated when they failed to qualify in 1994 and gutted when they outplayed Argentina and had a goal disallowed in 1998. They played pretty well in Japan 2002 and in Germany 2006 they were way to reliant on a injured Wayne Rooney (who failed to match performances that he gave before that world cup again.)
By 2010 I was starting to recognize the problem with the world (not just the England football team.) I did not give a fuck when Germany humiliated them in that competition and from then on my support for England has turned in to support for whoever they are playing against!