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

The third round of games in a World Cup makes decisions. It does it quick – sixteen games in four days – and it does it without pity. The wheat is separated from the chaff and before the first game in the second phase teams will be home, managers will have left and the World […]

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“Your time starts now.” So much of the World Cup is qualifying. Nations qualify for the next stage of qualification – North Korea went through three rounds – and then they end up in four team groups with the aim being to qualify once more. So after two years of trying – starting today – […]

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The World Cup is the biggest event on the planet and that the pressure has got to some of the players is perhaps understandable. Until Jesus returns – not Navas but the Biblical one – there will be nothing that has so many pairs of eyes on it. That the pressure gets to some players […]

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If the world laughed at the New York Post’s headline of USA Win 1-1 then one wonders what it will make of the booing, the dressing room invasions and the paraphrasing of Churchill that has come following England’s failure to beat Algeria? Perhaps it was Wayne Rooney’s questioning of the booing as not being loyal […]

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France are a curious side capable of whipping up the team and nation into a storm as they – to borrow a phrase – march on but with a tendency to simply not perform and when they have a head of steam up to blow up. Zinedine Zidane in the World Cup final overtook Beckham […]

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At times it seemed that Abou Diaby was playing against Uruguay on his own. The towering Arsenal midfielder making his sixth appearance for the 1998 Champions played a holding midfield role that broke the South Americans attacking pressure sitting and controlling the very area in which Uruguay would have looked to play. Uruguay qualified poorly […]

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