Wednesday 29th May 2002

The World Cup is only 2 days away. England’s first game is only 4 days away! I am getting very excited! I’ve had these feelings before, but this time there is a different, more positive atmosphere surrounding this tournament. I can recall build ups to previous international tournaments, Italia ’90, Euro ’96, France ’98 and Euro 2000. All with the promise of great success for England. All of us being let down by the harshest of circumstances. The England team, have a much more youthful look, a more experienced coach and much more confidence. They play with a winning mentality, shown against Germany, and Greece. I think a semi final exit would been seen as a great success for England, but its the World Cup and nothing is predictable.

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