Rooney! Rooney! Engalnd this & Engalnd that. In a week or less it'll be an Elton John sad song to cut away to the credits on. Or will it? Spain are out. Again. But, we won't miss Aragones - no, we won't. No more racist jibes from that 'orrible little man. Age is indeed catching up with him, so we can only hope that death is on our side.
I write to bemoan globalization, which in turn has given us the universal haircut. I remember the days when one could tell a nation by the way they wore their hair. Some of the Italians like Allesandro Nesta are holding to tradition, with their long lank and thoroughly lacquered locks. But I feel let down by the Poles; where have the inappropriate 'taches, and the feathered mullets gone? Although several Ukraine players - including Anatoli Tymoshuk & Maksym Kalinichenko have long hair, it's more Fara Fawcett than Michael Bolton top-weave.
My favourite haircuts have been 27 year old full back Magnin Ludovic of Switzerland, who despite being very thin on top, insists on trying to shape a style from his strawberry blond locks. And, also France's Frank Ribery. If injured (any further) he could quite feasibly make a lucrative career in B-movies, as Igor.