I'm not going to South Africa. So instead I'm gonna try and watch a bit if not all of every game at work, or at home or in a bar or wherever. On the telly. With a beer. And I'm gonna predict who I think is gonna win. And talk about football stuff. So there.

Thursday 24 June 2010


They'll always have a go, the Aussies. And this tournament it seems they wanted to have a go at each other, much to many fans' amusement.

A four-nil drubbing in the opener was always going to make it hard for them to progress, and the fact their talisman Cahill was sent off during that game made it doubly hard. And when Kewell received the same fate early in the Ghana game, the difficulty level tripled and you kind of knew it wasn't going to be a great tournament for the Socceroos.

Chinks in the usually stolid Aussie sporting armoury? Recent losses in cricket and rugby union to us Pommies would suggest so, and Germany aside, there wasn't really much for the Aussies to fear in their group. It seems indiscipline let them down the most, not to mention playing nearly half the tournament with ten men.