The FIFA World Cup

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Ireland out of the World Cup. C’est La Vie.

If Stephen Hunt, Kevin Kilbane, Paul McShane or indeed any other Irish player had done what Thierry Henry did in extra time at the Stade de France on Wednesday, I would have repeated my demented leaping about the house that accompanied Robbie Keane’s first half strike.   I would have felt a bit bad about … Continue reading

England 2-1 Slovenia (Under 21). England 2-2 Czech Republic. Crapello Out

Another Autumnal night in the teeming rain at Wembley. Another stodgy, error strewn and clueless performance from an England team woefully low on confidence and coached by a guy with, it seems little touch or feel for how our national team should play.   Nothing has changed since the dog days of Steve McClaren’s stunningly inept … Continue reading

The Final. Italy win on Pens

The worst World Cup since Italia 90 came to an end with a intriguing rather than stunning game, nevertheless France can count themselves unlucky as they dominated for periods and were prepared to give it a go whereas Italy played the waiting game which is their strength, and overall in the Competition they deserved it … Continue reading

England 0-0 Portugal. Lost on Pens (again).

I’ve decided to write this immediately after the game so , in advance I apologise for any intemperate, fouls mouthed, sweeping generalisations. We lost because of Sven’s boned headed stupid and wrong tactics. This is the best bunch of players we have had since 1970 and we ended up playing horrible, sterile football as our … Continue reading

Australia 0-1 Italy

A bad Brian Rix type farce made an appearance at Morrisons this morning involving a combination of dog shit, a wheelchair, a massive basket of shopping and a supermarket display. See if you can work out happened and post your response at the end of this entry. It was bloody funny. What a shame Australia … Continue reading

England 1-0 Ecuador

Same old story, terrible game, a disjointed and witless performance and pure torture for any watching neutrals, let alone England fans, but the lads emerged victorious from yet another dreadful and lacklustre performance. The first half was utterly abysmal and England deserved to go in one down but an inspired intervention from Ashley Cole saw … Continue reading

England v Ecuador Build up

20 minutes to kick off in a stifling Stuttgart, heat excuses at the ready for Sven and Becks and I have this sinking feeling. Reading my previous rantings I must have been a delusional dream state where we had the players, manager and above all tactics to win the World Cup. Stupid bloody idiot Sven … Continue reading

Sweden 2-2 England

Dad and I are obviously the reason why we are doing so badly in this World Cup, as we were at the John Pilger meeting and missed the first half of the 2-2 draw that saw a tie against Ecuador secured in the Round of Sixteen. Everyone I spoke to at half time was enthused … Continue reading

England 2-0 Trinidad and Tobago

Watching England is rarely a pleasurable experience as you spend the whole game in a state of nervous frustration and pent up anger waiting to burst to the surface, exactly the feelings engendered by yesterday’s game against the “plucky minnows” , Trinidad and Tobago. I now know how fans of Italy/Romania and other teams that … Continue reading

The First Week.

Every team in the Tournament has played one round of matches, and I remain ebullient regarding English hopes of lifting the Trophy as we have yet to see an outstandingly breathtaking performance which lays down a real marker for the rest of the Finals. The Germans are simply awful at the back, conceding two terrible … Continue reading

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