What did I say about my predictions being wrong? I don’t mind about the scores but I was hoping that the main one, about Man City winning the title, would have been another duff one from me. But, as we all know, it wasn’t. And I have to say, my own allegiances aside, what an exciting end to the season. I was gutted when I was watching it live, of course, but I watched it again on Match of the Day later and I couldn’t help but be amazed at the way it unfolded. And I have to say that City deserved it in the end. I actually think they had the better side this year and for us to win would have been more of a surprise – I just wasn’t expecting them to do it in such dramatic fashion.
There’s inevitably loads of muck being thrown around by United and City supporters but I’m not interested in that – it’s only football, after all, and it would be boring if we just won everything. It gives us something to come back and fight for next year. Some of my mates who are die-hard United fans would hate me for saying this but I actually think it’s a good thing City won.
So, moving on, it’s less than a month until the Euro 2012 competition starts, with England’s first game against France on Monday 11 June. It is obviously going to be a bit ‘in at the deep end’ for the new manager, Roy Hodgson, but I don’t think that’s necessarily a problem in itself. Time will help in the long run of course but he must know roughly the players he’s going to use and he’ll know their strengths and weaknesses. It’ll just be a case of seeing how well they play alongside each other and their individual attitude and approach to international football. That’s been England’s biggest problem for me over the years – the players just don’t seem comfortable within themselves when they get on the world stage.
Anyway, that gives me effectively a month off football so I’m going to indulge a few of my other passions, one of which, a little by default, is cars. I’ve been looking at used cars for so long I think I’ll be disappointed if I ever do decide on one because it will mean I won’t be able to go and look at them anymore. Maybe I should open a used car dealership? Hmm… anyway, I’m looking at leasing Peugeot 107 deals this week, so I’ll see how that goes.