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Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Cup so Far...

Well, well, well.... it's been a GREAT World Cup so far. Lots of attacking, lots of goals. Very few bad matches. England didn't fare too well against Paraguay, but we won and that's what counts. In 4 hours, we'll be playing Trinidad & Tobago, and not discounting their performance against Sweden, we should win and be through to the second round.

On the Fantasy Football front, it's seems that picking your team from a sticker album (as Lindsay did) is the best way forward. Kudos to Sarah Pollasch for storming into second place in the first phase. My best decisions... choosing Kaka ahead of Ronaldinho; and picking David Villa - who scored 2 for Spain. Speaking of Spain - this has to be goal of the Tournament so far. A glorious team goal and a fantastic finish by Fernando Torres.

My Sofa World Cup has been giving me the most laughs with their descriptions/observations of various English commentators. Also, the Guardian's World Cup site has a lot of very interesting, detailed articles on the World Cup - better than the usual 'Rooney might be fit!' stuff. Check that out.

Lastly, a big fat boo to Ronaldo for his rubbish performance against Croatia. He literally waddled around for 65 minutes (until he was taken off). Perhaps he thought he was on a Sunday afternoon stroll, or maybe he didn't realise the game had started - for an hour. The contrast between him and Robinho was dramatic - Robinho seemed to do more work in 30 seconds than Ronaldo did for the whole game. Will he improve? Who knows, but maybe he should warm the bench for a while, and let some other people score some goals.


  • Cheers, mate! I agree with my brother-in-law on the great fun of the matches I've seen. And especially on the congrats due to Lindsay and Sarah! Crazy! Linds, you're a sports genius waiting to be unleashed. Pete's just got to start betting money, now!

    I wish I had seen the Spain or Brazil ones, though. My personal favorite thus far has been the Sweden vs. Trinidad and Tobago. Second string goalie, T and T were supposed to just "hang on," and playing with 10 men for most of the second half! Awesome. Way to go World. And thanks for letting the Yankees play, too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:22 am  

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