Just a quick question here. Is it just me or do The UK Times rugby hacks seem to fancy themselves as some sort of Winston Churchill type orators? Boys – quick reminder, it’s actually just rugby (and northern hemisphere rugger at that). No need to get so hot under the collar with all the trench warfare references.
Here’s just a scattering of the many Churchillian type comments over the last weekend. (Honestly – why are they so pompous?):
- England must beware yellow peril against Wales – David Hands
- Discipline must be the watchword before Millennium Stadium clash after England make habit of incurring referee's wrath – David Hands (again)
- Ireland can dare to dream of glory – Mark Souster
- For goodness sake, let us see an England team prepared to give every last shred – S Jones
(The 'yellow peril' reference is particularly confusing).