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"The beautiful game is not for us"

Boris Johnson describes Manchester United's defeat by the quicksilver elves of Barcelona and proposes a bold new plan to restore English honour.

Boris describes his hapless efforts to play the originally-British-now-Europeanised game of football. He compares modern football to the surge, charge and aerial delights of rugby, and imagines rugby's future with young men in London.

Gazing at my co-editor's post below, do you think Boris's comments could be applied to the quicksilver euro?

More here on the rebellious origins of rugby.

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