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.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Are England That Bad, Or Just Unlucky?

Now the dust has settled on England's exit, it's time to look back with a clear head and some kind of focus,
The 2018 World Cup will mark the 52nd year since we lifted the trophy (admittedly the older Jules Rimet variety that had been in a dog's mouth). But have we been just plain bad, or a bit unlucky since 1966?

Here's a short essay written just after our exit from the 2010 World Cup that might be worth looking at if you really have nothing better to do...