Shot to Nothing

Friday, March 23, 2007

One Slogan, One Team, One Vision - S.T.W.

S.T.W.There was a time when the England dressing room at Twickenham was adorned with painted slogans like the one you see to your left. There were pictures and dates of great English triumphs plastered all over the locker room and it's surrounding corridors.

These served to inspire the players and remind them of the proud history and heavy responsibility that lay on their shoulders.

But now all that is in the past. The slogans are gone, the pictures have been taken down and the walls are painted a blank white.

The last three years have been the darkest for English Rugby and unlike their wet millionaire soccer counterparts, the players really have felt the pain and endured the embarrassment of loss after loss.
The rebuilding started with a dynamic win over France, but there is a long way to go as we saw after a truly awful performance and a loss to Wales.

And now, heading into the World Cup in August and with expectations and pride at their lowest point, a new slogan has been painted above the door to the English locker room. Three solitary red letters in a sea of bare white walls:

S.T.W. - Shock The World.

There's fight in the old bulldog yet.

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At 6:45 pm, Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

That quote on the wall has to pump you up!

At 8:09 am, Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

I watched the US soccer exhibition today. I watched soccer! You would be proud of me.

At 5:06 pm, Anonymous Sanchez said...

lol. What on earth possessed you to watch soccer?

At 7:41 pm, Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

Country pride, baby! USA! USA!


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