Brazil, you say? They know how to play football over there, don't they? But it's a long way for one so middle aged as I to travel.

So instead, I shall slouch into my leather armchair and view the tournament from this side of the Atlantic. I shall try and watch every game and will definitely make wildly inaccurate predictions too.

I do solemnly vow to give you a real sense of what it's like to not be at the World Cup. This is the blog where all the colour and atmosphere and passion of watching the world's greatest sporting tournament on a wall mounted widescreen really comes to life.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

England Squad Announcement. Take the best. Not the youngest.

England has been in a permanent state of rebuilding since 1970. Taking youngsters ahead of better and more experienced players doesn't work. It won't make us a better team come the next tournament because then there is likely to be an even younger player that people insist needs tournament experience.

Take the best players. Ignore their DOB you SOBs!

ASHLEY COLE should be in the squad.  No question. The best English left back in a generation is getting left back home.  What a waste.  Shaw's time will come. Cole's time is still now.