The odds against a Brazil/Nigeria final in the Under-17 World Cup are now shorter than a jockey. For all my talk of “dark horses” in this tournament, the second round revealed a gulf in...
Last week, I tweeted that “Bates claims his sacking is “unfair & ridiculous” treatment? Good. A strong taste of his own medicine. Hope he’s a victim of the…treatment he’s gloried in dishing out to others down the years. Hope he sues and loses.”
Apparently, last Saturday, I and hundreds of others went on a hooligan rampage and “destroyed” the West London suburb of Brentford, while attending a pre-season ‘friendly’ between weakened sides from Brentford’s League One club and current Scottish champions, Celtic.
Almost inevitably, after such a fine tournament, the Under-20s World Cup Final was flatter than the Istanbul pitch on which it was played. And Mark Murphy’s disappointment was a double one.
Eight games left, then. And this tournament is toasting nicely.
This Under-20s World Cup has been a genuine joy so far. And if you are able to watch any of the knock-out stages, you should do so.
Ooops. England played well in this tournament. No, they did. And yet…and yet… Anyway, more of them later.
More news from the 2013 Under-20 World Cup, with Mark Murphy.