Monthly Archive: June 2006

A Mixed Bag 4

A Mixed Bag

England 2-2 Sweden / Trinidad & Tobago 0-2 Paraguay A mixed bag indeed, but at least the Sven-bashers haven’t got quite as much of a leg to stand on as they had previously. His...

Deutschland Uber Alles? 1

Deutschland Uber Alles?

Germany 3-0 Ecuador / Poland 2-1 Costa Rica So, now we know what England have got to do, or not do, to get through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Or, rather, we...

Who Do We Want? 6

Who Do We Want?

I’ve been reading a right load of old guff this morning on the subject of who England would prefer in the second round of the World Cup. Would we rather it was Ecuador, because...

A Spain Of Two Halves 5

A Spain Of Two Halves

Spain 3-1 Tunisia For sixty minutes or so, it looked as if all of our predictions had gone wrong. Last week, Spain had been pretty damn impressive – fluid going forward, comfortable and tight...

Dynamoes Of Kiev 1

Dynamoes Of Kiev

Saudi Arabia 0-4 Ukraine Dearie, dearie me. May I ask a simple question which, I feel, really needs to be asked: How? How the hell have Saudi Arabia managed to qualify for every World...

TOGO TOGO TOGO (part two) 0

TOGO TOGO TOGO (part two)

Switzerland 2-0 Togo Ah well, we could dream, couldn’t we? A team that contrived to have it’s coach resign three days before it’s first match, only for him to be reinstated the night before....

Singing Les Bleus 0

Singing Les Bleus

France 1-1 South Korea Oh dear. Poor old France. Stop sniggering at the back. Whilst it’s easy to fill oneself with schadenfreude and have a good chuckle at Le Republique’s misfortune, we should take...

Great Expectations 9

Great Expectations

Australia 0-2 Brazil Going into this match, one would have thought that Australia were the favourites to win this match. The confidence of their supporters (which ranges from a bright, sunny optimism to a...