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And so it ends. Ugh.

And so it ends. Ugh.

Much as I expected, the final of the World Cup amounted to more than two hours of turgid crap, with Spain not surprisingly chalking up their favourite scoreline of 1-0. Much was made beforehand about the clash of styles; the BBC must have spent a fair packet on what seemed to be an endless stream of high-production mini-movies that punctuated the tedious pre-match pitter-patter of Messrs Lineker, Hansen, Shearer and Dixon. Everyone seemed to expect a classic, though anyone who had actually watched these two teams throughout the tournament would have known that it was going to be little more than a tedious borefest won by the odd goal in one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Und es ist vorbei.

Und es ist vorbei.

And so, it came to an end – stifled by a scarily impressive Spanish side that pulled yet another trick out of its impressive bag by swinging in a very old-fashioned corner and having their old-fashioned centre-back smash in an old-fashioned header. Well, we all knew better than to question Paul der Kraken-Orakel. Read the rest of this entry »

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In it for another week at least…

In it for another week at least...

A few things to talk about today.

Germany are through to the second round of the World Cup following a cracking strike by Mesut Özil to beat a tough and very spirited Ghana side. Good news also that Serbia are on their way back home, having lost 2-1 to the unlucky Aussies. All in all a fairly balanced group, with Germany’s 4-0 thrashing of the Socceroos being put into better perspective with subsequent results. Read the rest of this entry »

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