I escaped into football. The signings of Steven Davis, Madjid Bougherra and Pedro Mendes swiftly helped alter the misery of the Lithuania defeat and losing Carlos Cuellar to Aston Villa. But what we had in that team were really strong characters. People who would hold their hands up and accept responsibility. One explanation is that when blending the three colors that make up the Venezuelan flag, blue, yellow and red its product is dark red but this interpretation is not really true because when mixing these these colors it throws up purple.