As the 'men' in my life sit down to watch the 2014 final between Germany and Argentina this evening we'll be reflecting on England's worst World Cup performance since 1958.
The catchy 1996 song 'Three Lions .... on a shirt' made famous by Baddiel and Skinner remains a favourite with England fans as the words still ring true - despite past failures we still hope and dream that the boys will bring home the silverware!
Gareth, Owen and Dave have followed England's 'journey' over the years as well as their own teams - Liverpool, Man Utd and West Ham. Not surprisingly I've made a number of cakes with football themes. This one, made in 2000, was for Gareth and his friend Daniel's 9th birthday, who were born just a week apart in February 1991.
The Three Lions crest was made using the run-out technique featured in my previous post.
Later that year England fared poorly in the Euro 2000 tournament with an article in the Telegraph entitled 'Inadequate England coming home' - seems like a case of deja vu!