English football fans should just give up on life …

Many people cheer very, very loudly when the “Three Lions” … now aptly renamed to the “Three Mice” are soundly beaten. I can imagine loud singing of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” or “Ally’s Tartan Army” or “Men Of Harlech” for Irish, Scots and Welsh respectively. As it stands right now, things don’t look too good for the Three Mice.


Even the most diehard, patriotic England supporter must be slightly nervous of the prospect of Roy Hodgson’s men crashing out of the World Cup with defeat to Costa Rica now.  With the Three Mice’s loss, it will be confirmed when Italy draw with Uruguay in their final match, since it’s assumed that Italy will beat Costa Rica .

To prepare any die hard England fan that reads this blog, you should think about the dreariness of the English summer and really about adopting a new team, since England’s World Cup dreams end at the first hurdle. Unlike the Spanish who have tons to look forward when they go home … lets first think about the English and what they go back home to …


When the “Three Mice” team are back home, they can wander about on the Tube getting lost, the same way they look on a football field. Maybe they could start jumping from double decker bus to bus with no aim and purpose, just like Wayne Rooney’s header


Yep, it’s as dreary as you think …. Mind the Gap!
Double Decker buses?
English fans looking like they normally do


Completely dismal, overrated pile of rocks in the strange place, in the middle of nowhere. Come to think of it, the English team played like an overrated pile of rocks … then I guess really it’s the right place for them to be. Wayne Rooney should make his house out of the stones, in fact when I think about Wayne Rooney …

It’s as overrated as it looks, just like Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney?
If someone told me this was Wayne Rooney, I wouldn’t have a hard time believing them

As for teams that they can follow

  • Belgium

    We love a dark horse and, while it may be difficult for Belgium to still qualify in this category with so many people backing them to do well, there’s still not the nailed-on expectancy which accompanies the likes of Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Plus, many fans of Premier League clubs will have a link to Belgium, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton all represented in their squad.

  • Holland

    Well if you’re going to ditch England, you may as well pick a side with a chance of success. The Dutch were runners-up at the last World Cup in 2010 and have started like an absolute train this time around, embarrassing Spain before seeing off Australia. They play attractive football and if they can win their group (and likely avoid Brazil in the next round), they have a good chance of going far.

  • Switzerland

    There’s little English connection in the Swiss camp, but they’re a pretty inoffensive team to follow. They’ve yet to play France in Group E, so already they’ll have the backing of many an English fan and with a win already under their belts, they’re a good bet to reach the last 16.

  • GhanaThey may have lost their first game of the World Cup to a late USA winner, but they’ve yet to play Germany or Portugal – two teams England fans have little affinity towards. And come on, who can’t love the Ghanaian players’ brilliant attitude?
  • Cartoon Dream Team by Nike

    This will be the closest that Rooney comes to greatness.

English football fans should just give up on life … seriously 😀

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com