And yes, when you think about it, it really is a bit like watching Blackpool.
That is why, my friends and readers, I have decided to place my full support behind the Royal House of Orange and their football team.
As I write (and before you quibble, I made this decision days ago) they lead Italy 2-0 which is a matter that can only fill my heart with lots of small bits of glee!
It's also slightly relevant that I live rather close to Holland and if I were a seagull I could probably fly there in a reasonably short amount of time.
I've also spent some time this year working with a Dutch Maths guru who was not only knowledgeable and helpful but very friendly, in a Tim Gunn from 'Project Runway' sort of a way.
All that aside I have always admired their footy team and have only ever been upset by them on those odd occasions when they have beaten England.
Gawd Bless you M'aam!