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

Portugal promised a festival of football and so it was delivered although probably not the football they would have wanted to showcase. Firstly to the Ivory Coast who play North Korea with the only hope of qualifying from the group coming in the Africans putting over half a dozen goals in and hoping that Brazil […]

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§229 · June 25, 2010 · Brazil, Ivory Coast, North Korea, Portugal · Comments Off on Brazil 0 Portugal 0 & North Korea 0 Ivory Coast 3 · Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


The second game presents a problem for Ivory Coast – and teams in a similar position – in this World Cup with the change from count back to goal difference giving significance to the scoreline that was not previously there. Ivory Coast take on Brazil with Sven Goran Eriksson putting out two lines of four […]

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§172 · June 20, 2010 · Brazil, Ivory Coast · Comments Off on Brazil 3 Ivory Coast 1 · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


There was a Golden Generation – the first one – in football and it contained names like Rui Costa, Luis Figo, Jaio Pinto and by the time the sun set on the careers of players every country had decided that it too possessed a “Golden Generation.” The original might not have been the best. The […]

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The best thing about the World Cup is its elusiveness. Try as they might in forty four years England have yet to catch up with the thing again – in a winning sense at least – and they are not alone in this near fruitless quest. The list of countries to have tried and not […]

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Injury has become the metronome of the run up to the World Cup. Famously it was David Beckham who had the nation praying for a small bone in his foot to heal but latterly every nation has a Beckham – England’s include the man himself ruled out and his partner in deadly play Michael Owen. […]

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§7 · June 4, 2010 · England, Ivory Coast · Comments Off on How the make the best of a bad injury · Tags: , , , ,