June 2006

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Tor! Tor! Tor!

Germany 1-1 Argentina (4-2 on penalties) Well, I’d be ripping up my betting slip right now, if I’d been stupid enough to bet on my own feelings before the tournament began. However, Argentina had struggled in three out of their four previous matches (regardless of the gushing that came from the commentary galleries of both…

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June 30, 2006
Ian

Prediction Time Revisited!

Well, we’re down to the last eight, so it’s prediction time. For those of you that care about such things, I’m posting this tonight because I have to go to my parents’ house tomorrow and try to fix their computer (again). My intention is to be back here in time for the Germany match, but…

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June 29, 2006
Ian

England’s Dreaming?

That St George has fot a lot to answer for. As one or two of you may already be aware, I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to fight the corner for those amongst us that would like to win the World Cup, and won’t apologise to the rest of the world because we…

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June 28, 2006
Ian

The Old Masters

France 3-1 Spain You can’t keep a good team down. France have, finally arrived at this tournament and, curiously enough, in exorcising still more of their own demons, they also showed up the limitations of Spain which were overlooked in the hyperbole following their opening win against Ukraine. Last night, they called on all their…

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June 28, 2006
Ian

A Helping Hand?

Brazil 3-0 Ghana So, you’re the coach of Ghana. Your team is great going forward, but possibly slightly vulnerable defensively. You’re playing Brazil. What would your team talk be? Would you say, “Right lads, we’ve heard all about these four fantastic players that they’ve got. What shall we do about it? Well, I’ve been thinking…

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June 27, 2006
Ian

Rampant Commercialism Isn’t A Completely New Invention

Okay. First of all, as promised, a quick word about last night. I’m delighted that Switzerland have been eliminated. As I’ve said on here a few times before, one of the great things about this World Cup has been that one of that the defensive teams have, in the end, been found out and eliminated…

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June 27, 2006
Ian

Christ.

Switzerland 0-0 Ukraine I’m really struggling to come up with the words to describe this shambles. I’ll try again in the morning.

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June 26, 2006
Ian
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