01 June 2010

World Cup 2010

Let us get it out of the way. It will save you watching it (unless you are a Scottish sadist or an English masochist). England are not going to win the Cup.

Despite all the warnings, Capello will try to play Gerrard and Lampard in centre midfield, so that neither player is at his best. The goalie (whichever is chosen) makes at least one obvious gaffe in each match. Rooney gets crocked in the second match and has to sit out the rest of the tournament. To no-one's surprise, Ferdinand goes missing in his usual lackadaisical way whenever the pressure comes on.

Nevertheless, England make it through to the knockout stage where they immediately go out on penalties after a nil-nil draw.

But, hey, don't criticise. It's more than Scotland ever achieved. Me, I'm Spanish or Argentinian for the duration.

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