We’re coming home, we’re coming home, us girls are coming home! Yep, Winnie (the Winnebago) is full to the brim with red (Domaine Lafage Le Vignon 2019), white (Picpoul de Pinet) and blue (Curaçao) as well as pink (Seigneurie de Peyrat Rosé d’une Nuit 2022), darkish green (Pastis), pale green (Liqueur de Pomme), yellow (Liqueur de Banane), violet (Liqueur de Violette), and blush (Liqueur de Melon).
We’re ready to roll and, naturally, we’ll be back in Blighty by Sunday morning to open our throats for the Lionesses (as well as the red, white, blue, pink, green, and yellow, et cetera, et cetera).
But, I hear you ask, how are they going to line up? Well, the drinks will line up which ever way Roxy, Meggy and Peggy from Skeggy and I want them – Jean-Claude is still our man-slave until we decide to throw him back.
For the Lionesses, however, there is the classic conundrum. Stick with the team that battered the Matildas or throw Lauren James back into the fray?
To be fair, we wouldn’t expect you fellas to get it. (Get on with your little marketing plans if you can’t understand, while we discuss the beautiful game…)
After all, the England men’s team are normally so busy worrying about their hair and “manscara” that they rarely get away from the dressing room mirror let alone out of the group stage. For us girls, there’s no “I” in team (as someone really tedious once said).
Now, as we all know, the Lionesses kicked off Down Under playing in a 4-3-3, only for an injury to Keira Walsh to force manager Sarina Wiegman to switch to a 3-4-1-2. James played behind the two strikers “in the hole” to great effect against China but struggled to make an impact against Nigeria before getting red-carded for that now infamous stamp on Michelle Alozie. (No doubt much to the annoyance of all the brands who have made her the “poster girl” of the England team).
Lauren Hemp has gone from England’s dynamic winger to a roaming threat in a team that doesn’t play with wide forwards, and she offers so much more, covering the work of two positions.
Any fellas out there still following this? Like we care. Suffice to say, in Wiegman we trust.
In the meantime, this year’s DM Girls’ Getaway (Foxy’s French Adventure) is drawing to a close. All we have to do is plan our 753.7 mile trip back to Blighty (poor Jean-Claude can’t read a map or use a satnav), so we might just need another round of red, white, blue, pink, green, and yellow, et cetera, et cetera.
We’re coming home, we’re coming home, us girls are coming home!