I was in two minds as to whether to comment on a news story that I found online as I didn't want to be harsh about a well respected news journalist of which I too very much like.
BUT.... It must have been a VERY slow newsweek at the Mid Sussex Times where chief reporter Phil Dennett gets to write a story about his 60th birthday and the present that his work colleagues purchased him. The gift in question was a chocolate football, but it's no ordinary piece of confectionary, it's the lucky football that helped England beat Slovenia on Wednedsday. It's lucky because Phil vowed not to eat it until England won their next game. England went on the beat Slovenia 1-0. The chocolate football was then eaten.
Really? REALLY? Come on!
A friend said to me on reading the story "Well that's England's World Cup chances gone if he's gone and eaten the lucky football already, we'll lose the next game!"
I'm writing this entry on Sunday morning, three and a half hours away from England taking on Germany in the last 16. I've been eying up a Muller yoghurt in the fridge, it was purchased for me by the BHU office cleaner. I've decided not to eat it until England win their next game. Will it be THE lucky yoghurt that helps England win? I have no doubt about it.