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

If fear was the mark of the first games then this quarter final saw two teams gripped by that most negative of emotions. The English going at Germany with injustice – since apologised for – in their hearts or the Mexican with fury at the decision which put a far away game even further away. […]

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§285 · June 29, 2010 · Japan, Paraguay · Comments Off on Japan 0 Paraguay 0 AET Paraguay win on penalties · Tags: , , , , , ,


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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Liverpool’s legendary manager Bill Shankley once said of the game “Football is a simple game made stupid by idiots” and the Scot would have smiled – if he did smile – at Japan’s progress to the second round of the World Cup. The group as simple. Holland had qualified and Cameroon were going out. The […]

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The joy of the World Cup comes from emergence. Emergence of a nation from the pack to be winners for sure but the tournament is peppered with victories and none of these were greater for my generation than Italia 1990 and Roger Milla. One could wax lyrical about the Lions that World Cup for days […]

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