World Cup 2014: Who To Support Next?

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As England left the pitch last night after their near-perfect display of mistimed tackles, flapping about and poor first touches, I got to thinking about who I should support now. After all, it’s still the World Cup and I still spent a good chunk of last night cheering on Japan, safe in the knowledge that Columbia were through so nobody was going to get shot. Bitten maybe, but not shot. So now England have limped out, who to support next? For me, it’s all about the players left, who has the best food and where you’ve had the best time…
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England vs Poland: Brazil Beckons…

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So after nine fretful games it all comes down to tonight: England vs Poland at Wembley stadium and the chance for the lads to crack out their best samba routines next summer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The last time we needed a win to qualify I was at the game – England vs Croatia in 2007 with Euro 2008 beckoning. The rain tipped down in great galloping buckets, Scott Carson had a night to forget, Steve McClaren introduced us to his big brolly and his England team fell at the final hurdle into a damp, depressing heap. Lightning can’t strike twice though, right? Well, at least it’s not forecast for rain…
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Football: The Not So Beautiful Game

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I’ve been a Spurs fan all my life, ever since Hoddle and Waddle were dazzling with their silky skills at the Lane. I bought my first T-shirt aged 10, went to my first match aged 16, even moved to Stoke Newington so I could walk to games. I’ve also been a member at Spurs for the past 12 years. But lately, something’s happened – I’ve developed football inertia, football ennui. Put simply, I’m just not that bothered anymore…
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World Cup Songs

With the World Cup in South Africa starting up like a clapped-out old banger, for the moment perhaps it’s time to focus on something other than the standard of football on show. Is it the ball? Is it the biting cold? Or is it just that Ronaldo, Rooney, Messi et al are a bunch of overpaid, over-hyped millionaires ruining some well cut grass? Whatever, we’re going to turn our attention away from the wayward passes and impressively persistent vuvuzelas and onto a spot of World Cup music. There’s the brilliant DeStorm’s One Goal (above) which is a truly awesome, uniting track. There’s also this bunch of chancers…


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