It was just over two years ago that the English hopes rested on their football team to do what they had managed to do in the 1966 world cup. That was not to be they returned from South Africa empty handed and humiliated!
Today English hopes rest on a tennis player who has always just failed to deliver when hopes have been high. The only way that this can work for Andy Murray who has always been severely criticised is if he actually wins his first Wimbledon final against Roger Federer a tennis giant who very often seems unfazed and zoned in. So I guess it will take more than crowd support and the presence of the Duchess of Cambridge previously known as waity Katy to catapult him to grand slam fame.
Spare a thought for Andy today as he attempts to make the English proud by winning the first male singles title in over seven decades. If he wins he will be a hero and in the year of the queens jubilee I suspect he might even have a special honour bestowed on him by the monarchy. Sadly if he fails to make the grade I have no doubt the English public will quickly make it known that he is in fact Scottish!