Tuesday, 6 June 2006

World Cup

A while back we talked about England's chances of winning the WC. Sven was the weak link but they had a great team. Now they have no Rooney, Owen is distinctly off the boil, Cole is just back from injury, Ferdinand has had a poor season and their midfield looks a bit muddled. Or is that just wishful thinking? Can you wait to see that robotic dance again? Oh yes and Sven is still the weak link.

I can't see past Brazil but the French forward line looks good. Holland also look strong up front but that is a difficult group. I wonder if the Ivory Coast will be the first African team to do really well. There's always Germany.

For the first time I have seen FIFA rankings. They are complete rubbish. USA number 4? Linking to an earlier blog, this is not the time to be without television. I think it should be great coverage especially on digital. I used the red button to watch the English Cup Final this year. There should be a lot more flexibility in when to watch and what to watch. But anyway the games will finish about ten so there is still time to get into the back garden with a ball and score a few goals. Get practicing that robot dance. You know you want to.


  1. Brazil are also my favourites Gerry - but I think that it's a pretty open contest this year. The host nation is weak (haven't beaten "top" opposition since 2002) and all of the teams have weaknesses. So maybe England aren't any worse than the rest of them? I certainly hope that they are.

    I'm off to Greece for two weeks on Friday (the timing is not coincidental :-) so it will be wall to wall football for me! And they're two hours ahead of us which makes the timing almost perfect.

    I'll be supporting Sweden.

  2. Italy will beat Brazil in the final

  3. Not watched as much of the WC as I'd hoped - and my hotel is full of England fans so I have to be discrete when supportng whoever they play. But it's great to watch the football with the Sun shining and a beer in your hand. I'm having trouble with the late game - it's 10pm in Greece and my eyes are like lead.

    No team has really caught my imagination. Sweden and Poland have been big disappointments. The good news is that I don't rate England either. Maybe it's Spain's year?

  4. michaelduignan9:00 pm

    Argentina are class. What about Riquelme? I'd have him in my midfield.