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Smells Like Team Spirit

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England’s faint hopes of making it into the second round of the World Cup were extinguished yesterday when an out-of-sorts Italy lost 1-0 to Costa Rica. It was a first exit in the group stage for England since 1958.

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Post Mortem

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So it’s been a few days now since England ignominiously crashed out of the World Cup, and I thought I might reflect on a few things now the meedja has had it’s say. Firstly, I have to pick up on this: http://bit.ly/cNkYFm (thanks @brucedaisley). It’s true, the internet never forgets, and this is proof that […]

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Anti-hyperbole

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A few hours have now passed since the match with Slovenia, and I thought I’d jot down some notes about the game as I saw it. Bearing in mind the hullabaloo from the weekend about his inclusion (or non-inclusion as it turned out), I think Fabio Capello was justified in not starting Joe Cole. Whilst […]

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Flagging

Whilst the crosses of St George still flap happily in the breeze, the hopes of the England football team are flagging in South Africa; and with it the dreams of many back here in blighty. Where I live, there are England flags everywhere. They adorn cars, trucks, houses and places of business. Some have put […]

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The World Cup

I have something very shameful to admit. Whilst every football fan is getting whipped up into a frenzy about the World Cup starting today, I have to admit – I’m just not that excited. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the World Cup. The idea of 64 matches over the next month should appeal for […]

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