Torture…

What am I talking about? Football. England’s last 16 match versus Colombia in Moscow was a test of the patience and nerves of any spectator.I went to the cricket club to watch the game. Another beautiful evening outside and we all sat there and prepared ourselves for a long night. And that is what we got.A horrid, bitty, fiery and ill tempered match that did little to endear anyone to watching international football. Squabbling players and haranguing the much maligned American referee made for an unedifying spectacle. Inevitably with England, it went to extra time and penalties. The nerves in the room were taut as the penalties were taken, until amid much wild cheering, Eric Dier scored the winning kick to send England through to a quarter final with Sweden. I must confess to doing a few circuits of the room in delight.So onto Saturday. Can the nerves stand it once again? Can we progress and is it coming home, for the first time in 52 years? All these questions to be answered this weekend. A.S.D Brooks

Author: allenbrooks44

44 year old adult living with Autism...