Waiting decades for a Wimbledon Champion, not winning a World Cup since 1966, Audley Harrison, and witnessing countries dominate us in sports we originally invented, being British is often difficult if you are a sports fan. And, it's not about the taking part that matters, it's the winning. However, even winners can't win all the time, but it's nice to know that the team you support actually made the effort, unlike Ricky Hatton who spent most of his days training for a fight with booze and cocaine.
Aoibheann's advice is that kids should be readily prepared for the worst sporting case scenario early in their lives. That way, they can only be overjoyed when something positive actually happens, and never too disappointed when it all goes horribly wrong......again.
LEFT: Mummy consoling Aoibheann after she caught the last hour of the England Vrs Rep. Ireland game -
"Dad, you told me that football was a form of entertainment - I've been grossly misinformed! That was shockingly dull. Honestly, Dad, were they really the finely tuned athletes that are the cream of English football? Or did I just witness a bunch of middle-aged cocaine adicts running around on a community service break in Rhyl?"