Hi all, and how is everyone today??
So whats been happening then? Well my last post finished with me getting ready for the weekend and I have to say Ive had a very drunken time, but still very enjoyable. I wont bore you with all the details
due to me not remembering them all!
Yesterday the England Manager, Sven Goran Eriksson, announced his provisional 23 man squad for this summers in Germany, and although hes usually a very predictable man, I was still surprised by some of his selections, and ommisions. The squad is as follows :
David Beckham / Michael Carrick / Frank Lampard /Steven Gerrard / Owen Hargreaves / Jermaine Jenas / Stuart Downing / Joe Cole / Aaron Lennon
Scott Carson / Luke Young / Nigel Reo-Coker / Jermaine Defoe / Andrew Johnson
Doesn?t that look nice? I ripped off all the pictures from theFA.com
. A bit of me is worried that we?re taking along 2 strikers who are currently injured, and also taking along several players unproven at international level, but there is also part of me that is very excited to see the raw talent of Lennon and Walcott, who could well be the surprise packages of the tournament, and could do very well.
I don?t think that if Eriksson was staying on as manager that he would?ve gone with the same selection, as he has been pretty reserved previously. I guess he has nothing to lose, which is maybe the best way of playing in a knock-out tournament. I also think that Steve McClaren
had a part in picking the squad, as he will be taking over as England Manager after the World Cup. I guess we?ll have to wait till next month to see what happens.
On other news I seem to have been spending a little too much money lately, which stemmed from me treating myself on payday to a few bits and bobs, and also going out a bit too much. I?ve got to put the breaks on for this month as I?ll be out quite a bit when the World Cup is on, so maybe I?ll have to be a slight recluse. One of the problems is that I?ve been using the debit card quite a bit?.and not ?real money?. When using the card all I have to do is type in my PIN
and it?s all paid for, where as cash seems to have more value attached to it.. therefore I?m less likely to hand it over. Sometimes I?ll pay with the card even though I have cash in my wallet because I think I may need the cash for something else, so in effect I?ve giving myself access to more fund than I would like too. I think cash will have to be the way from now on?..can I limit myself to £5 a day?. it should be easy(ish). Today I have spent £1.65 on lunch from Sainsbury?s
Tuna Salad £0.85 [reduced from £1.69]
Tomato and herb bread roll £0.30
Red seedless grapes £0.50
And it was very nice? and about half the price than if I?d got lunch in the work canteen. What more can a man talk about than Football, Food, and Money?? ummm? Well apparently [click here