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A Wing & A Prayer

by | 6th, June 2006

It’s the Mail’s “Metatarsal Miracle”. No, make that the “THE GREAT METATARSAL MIRACLE”. The Mail feels a need to differentiate between this miracle and that other miracle.

It was way back in 2002 when David Beckham and his metatarsal answered a nation’s prayers. Let that be known as the AMAZING Metatarsal Miracle.

For this is the truly great event. And the Mail pours over it in no small detail.

There’s Wayne enjoying a “gentle jog” with the England team physiotherapist Gary Lewin. Wayne then gives a ball a tentative kick. He then hits another one harder. Confidence surging through his frame, Wayne throws his weight behind a full-blooded volley. He rises in the air like a young heifer on springs and slams the ball refulgently into an empty net.

Yesss! Wayne raises his arms out and high in the manner of Jesus Christ, or David Beckham. He looks to the sky, ecstasy writ across his face.

But unlike the rest of us, Wayne’s dream of scoring for his country and winning the World Cup can become a reality.

And the Star looks on as Wayne and the rest of the team board a plane at Luton Airport and fly to Germany.

The Sun spots an “engagement” ring on young Wayne’s finger, leading to suggestions that he and Coleen McLoughlin are to be married.

But before we can ask, Wayne has gone. He is now in Baden Baden, Germany, where prayer cannot reach him…

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