BfB Goes To The World Cup 2010 (Without leaving the front room)

We shall, for a time, ignore Ghana. Uruguay won the first World Cup and – as a shock result – twenty years and a World War later picked up a second trophy. They were a team before the fifties and like Hungary they have faded to football’s history but occasionally reoccur. They have come to […]

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The World Cup deserves matches like Ghana’s 2-1 win over the USA and players like Asamoah Gyan deserve to the World Cup to make their mark. Minutes into extra time after a 1-1 ninety minutes a ball raked from the back saw Carlos Bocanegra and Asamoah Gyan running in a battle for the ball which […]

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Mathematics are everything. If Team A win and Team C get a snooker then Team D will go through. One could ruin a head with such thoughts. The Germans play Ghana and the winner goes through to the next round but so could the loser. Picking a winner from that match up if difficult with […]

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§214 · June 23, 2010 · Australia, Germany, Ghana, Serbia · Comments Off on Ghana 0 Germany 1 & Australia 2 Serbia 1 · Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


If second game draws are dispiriting then defeat – heavy defeat at that – in the opening game of the World Cup is a sizeable bubble bursting which it is hard to recover from. Australia’s 4-0 defeat was that bubble burst and not just in the size of the defeat but the nature of it. […]

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If any group in the World Cup contains four well matched teams then it is Group D with Serbia and Ghana pairing with the Germans and the Australians to create a foursome which is hard to predict although predict I shall and that prediction is that both these sides will be in the second round. […]

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