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.

Sunday 20 June 2010

Italy 1-1 New Zealand

The kind of result that'll go down in the annals. The world champions held by minnows with players from the likes of Plymouth Argyle, Wellington FC and the Nowheresville Rovers. Well played to the all whites who certainly deserved their point, maybe more. There's big question marks hanging over the traditional 'giants' of European football. Italy's start mirrors that of England - two draws against two teams they would have expected to have beaten. The Germans are faring only slightly better with a win and a loss to their name. And the French? They are imploding. Anelka sent home, the rest of the squad off home. Sweet music to South African ears, who need to beat the French to stand any chance of continuing in their own tournament.