email your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat MESSAGEBOARD 12 Friday, 11 September 2009 London Lite Now available on demand First order FREE* No commitment to reorder *Offer of free issue is limited to new registrations. Only one free order per person. Enjoy intelligent analysis on global issues one copy at a time with Economist Direct Order online or by text No commitment you choose when you want to buy Free first-class delivery to your door Your first order completely free* ORDER THIS WEEKS ISSUE ONLINE: EconomistDirect.com/lite TEXT: LITE to 80801 Back our boys all the way Pressures on: England qualified after beating Croatia Will you go to the World Cup? I FELL in love with Lady GaGa, pictured right, the day I saw her being interviewed wearing a jumper made of Kermit the Frog heads. Shes utterly crazy but she just doesnt seem to care. Tamara, WD6 SOMEONE just needs to take the plunge and tell Lady GaGa that she is rubbish and her outfits are not cool. Maybe when it hits her that she is not the centre of the universe shell give us all a rest. She is so tedious. Molly, Kilburn I WOULD like to see Lady GaGa try and wear such crazy and colourful outfits while taking a walk around Stratford in east London. I dont think shed last two minutes! Todd, Stratford IF Lady GaGas outrageous outfits become an inspiration for all us regular Londoners then the Underground is going to become a very interesting place indeed! Cheryl W, AL4 I WAS at the England v Croatia game on Wednesday night and have been to all the qualifying games. Ill be going to South Africa as well, joining the reported rush to secure a ticket. We are playing football like no previous England team and they look assured on the ball. Well done England. Andrew, St Johns Wood UNTIL I receive reassurances that South Africa is going to put the safety of fans first, I will not be getting a ticket. Crime levels are scarily high throughout the country. Lottie, Camden HERE we go again -- the regular four-year yawn. The World Cups are dull, dull, dull. England qualify and all of a sudden the players are harp- ing on about how the trophy is coming I CANT wait. Yes we had an unchal- lenging group but the way the whole team has played was, and is, outstand- ing. Fabio is the best manager we have had in decades and we have a great chance of actually winning the World Cup next year. Yes, some people are getting over-excited but why not? Lets build the team up for a change, and not the opposite continu- ally do them down. Rod, Epping I FOLLOWED England to the last World Cup. Been there, seen it and watched John Terry and his band of invincibles blubbing like three- year-olds. Not a pretty sight! Ted, London IM KEEPING calm. We dont need the inevitable media overhype of the team, bigging them up massively, putting enor- mous pressure on them and then the inevitable backlash when we fail to win. Bob, Cheam I COULDNT give one stuff about Fabio or the England players. They are overhyped and overpaid. Philip, London home. Compared to some of the groups this was hardly a tester. Failing to qualify would have been a total farce. Only a few months ago they were given a footballing lesson by Spain and they w i l l m e e t f a r tougher teams when they are out in South Africa. Phil, west London Do you think Lady GaGa has style? Is enough done for children in care? Has London Fashion Week falled behind rivals? My friend has a spot on Trafalgar Square fourth plinth at 4am on September 30, brilliant and original ideas please! Flames and sharp objects not allowed. GO ROB! KF, Hornchurch SO Phil Collins has announced that he can never play drums again because of his spinal injury. No problem, the gorilla can take his place! Mario, Streatham wORk is getting really stressful so do you think I can claim anti- wrinkle cream on expenses? Jane, London REVELS (Txts, Mon): enough with all the stag do tales, surely us girls can match it with our hen do antics? Helen, London SISTER found mums secret stash of chocolate in kitchen cupboard last night, moved them and left ransom on a post-it note where they were! Jodie, Essex wEDDING BELLE (Txts, Wed): my girlfriend announced one day that she was going shopping for her wedding dress. It still took me six months to propose. Andy, Aylesbury wEDDING BELLE: friend and I were both in same situation, had hinted loads, decided to be blunt. Im married -- she is single! Be careful. Mrs P, CR0 IMaGINE what a child of Mickey Rourke and Courtney Love would look like if plastic surgery botches were passed on in our genes? Uuuugly, RG6 BuRNING smell on train? Dont worry, just passed a steam train, says guard. Credit crunch worse than thought or back to good old days? Smokey TN9 DaVE (Txts, Thur): its nice to be a tall woman. It means we can spot all you blokes with Short Man Syndrome a mile off! Jo, ME19 why do trains screech loudly near London stations? Is it artificial like electric cars so we can hear them coming? YooJayDee, Bexley EMILy (Txts, Thur): thanks for specifying the hair colour of the naked lady in Royal Exchange. There are so many it can get confusing! Sandy from Canada kaREN (Txts, Thur): my 11-year- old daughter asked if I worked near the pickled onion. MB, Essex whO are the people who think Eighties prints are still acceptable in the living room? Get with the times! George, SW1 kG (Txts, Thur): guy I suceeded at my job moved companies and is now my boyfriend ;-) Sarah, BR8 LEFT my book -- Duma key by Stephen king -- on the train from Victoria to Euston. was so close to the end! If you find it, read the end and let me know what happens... 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