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 11 July 2010


The question still is how do they do it? No one would have fancied the Germans to get this far before the tournament. Not even their own fans I suspect. And the loss to Serbia seemed to confirm that the 4-0 against the Aussies was a blip.

How wrong we were. Serbia was the blip. Taking teams to the cleaners was the norm. Australia. England. Argentina. All had four fired past them. Smash and grab every time. Blink, and the Germans had ended your World Cup before you knew it.

Thomas Mueller (who?) was the star of the show and they missed him when he was suspended against Spain. Klose is just a striker who saves his goal sprees for the big stage. 14 now across three World Cups, equalling Germany's star of the seventies Gerd Muller.

Whatever state the German squad is in for the 2014 World Cup, just bet on them to reach the semis at least, and your money should be safe.