Why does it feels so natural for the Brits to lose? It’s like an inbred character trait: No tantrum, no questioning the fairness of the game. Only a polite stiff upper lip declaring: Oh well! He is only young – he has another chance. As if Tennis is only a game! As a German I know it is more than that: it is a chance to show that your country is cleverer, stronger and schneller. The reason you train and waste years of your youth on a court so that you win tournaments not just have a bit of a play-around.
Shame on you Murray! You single handedly destroyed the hope of the entire nation. Apparently you cost the British economy 150m in post winning Feel Good Factor. And all this Victorian kafuffle about treating triumph and disaster just the same. I used to chuck the Monopoly board in the air when I landed on a Mayfair hotel. Murray starts his Autobiography with the worlds:” Triumph is clearly better.” Hereby he lays the groundwork to be a plucky British loser: Triumph is the only thing that matters in the world of Sport. This is nae Ping Pong in yer granny’s yard.
“I’ll move on very quickly and go and work on my game and improve and come back stronger. (…)I’ve had a very good year so far. I’m very close to the top of the game.”
You had the biggest chance in your life yet and you screwed it up! You lost. Go home and sulk. Throw your racket in the air and swear! Blame the trainer manufacturer; blame it on the strawberries!
His easy defeat doesn’t make him a role model, it makes him the figurehead for a generation of submissive losers. It’s not that he is not good enough: He’s simply not hungry enough to win.
Best of British Losing:
- Wimbledon, every single year since 1936
- Losing 3 Stones in 2 weeks (According to the dodgy ads in colour supplements)
- Losing Billions of Pounds
- Losing your virginity at the age of 12
- Prince Charles
Due to unsustainable fishing the once winning fish of choice Cod has become the loser species. Britain’s traditional dish of fish and chips is to disappear alongside “the Winner”. According to the WWF Times the British Wimbledon Gentleman’s Singles Champion will be added to the list of endangered species.
Poached Cod on Beluga lentils with Salsa Verde
- Filet of Cod from an unsustainable source
- Beluga lentils ( they are firmer and glossier than the common puy)
for the salsa:
- Flat Leaf Parsley
Poach the cod. Boil the lentils in stock. Blend the herbs with anchovies and olive oil in a food processor and serve.