After waking up at 5:15am a day's work preceded the 12:30 kick off in Group A between France and Mexic.... waaaaaait a minute !!?
FIFA have done this before - the sneaky bu66ers must have switched the kick off times after the draw today. There's no other reason why my work calendar says "FRA v MEX" and that game's not happening until half 7, after two matches from Group B. Well, other than it's MY work calendar, and I did the fixtures on a spreadsheet, just like I did for
Updated 18-06-2010 at 11:06 AM by The9
Might be my last bit of Blogging for a few days as I have a Stag Do to attend soon, so I hope my fan isn't too disappointed.
Quickly, and I do mean quickly, recapping the activities of 16th June - which I spent working from home and waking up before half 6 to get stuff done before the matches started !
After the rigours of becoming a fan of Communist dictatorships on Tuesday (was it Tuesday ?), Day 6 of the World Cup kicked off (literally) with Group H and one of the
Updated 17-06-2010 at 05:12 PM by The9
After 5 days of rubbish football, with the exception of Germany, and with the abysmal standard of New Zealand in particular fresh in the mind, it was with great relief that I sat down to watch the one-sided hammering with skills from any angle and at any time that was doubtless going to be...
Brazil v North Korea Group G
The usual scanning of the crowd for Brazilian bimmers complete, and with me having not seen the bloke bursting into tears during the anthem until
New Zealand v Slovakia Group F(FS)
Oh good God, the World Cup dire-fest bottoms out. I rushed from a meeting to O'Neills in Winchester to see a match where which 22 shaved monkeys would have been more competent. Vittek scored an offside header for Slovakia, and then the last minute equaliser for NZ had the sole effect of turning NZ into the worst team I've ever seen in a modern World Cup that's actually scored (and then the player took his shirt off to celebrate and got booked the
Honestly, you wait 4 years for this thing, and then it turns out to be a big ole pile o' poo.
I can't be the only person who thinks this World Cup is the most tedious start in living memory ? What's actually happened ? Some Vuvulezas, a South African screamer, a couple of keeper blunders and Germany looking worryingly good.
I think part of the problem is the way the draw has come out, meaning that in most groups there's at least one match where teams are more interested