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

There is a levelling which football brings and a meritocracy. Argentina talked a good game – many have – but it is increasingly clear that in a tournament where the idea of overwhelming individual excellence of single players has (once again) been overshadowed by well crafted teams perhaps the best example of which is Joachim […]

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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: , , , , , , , , , ,


I shall admit – dear reader – that my predications for this group was that Serbia would win and Ghana would be runners up with Germany exiting at the first stage for the first time since 1938. The 4-0 defeat of Australia and the Serbs difficulty overcoming the group’s African side suggest that those predictions […]

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There was a single game played between East and West Germany which the East won while playing in the West’s World Cup both in terms of hosting and winning. The team in white with blue shorts beat those in black 1-0 but the other side of the wall seemed to get over the defeat and […]

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§61 · June 13, 2010 · Germany · Comments Off on Who Are Germany? · Tags:


When it comes to goalkeeping mistakes – which is a theme of Group C but stay with me – then few are as forgotten as Australian keeper Mark Schwarzer’s weak punch that presented a ball to a Huddersfield Town player in his first – and last – experience of a West Yorkshire derby for Bradford […]

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