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, 21 June 2014

Ecuador 2-1 Hound Your Ass

A distinct pattern emerges. Your blogger cannot stay awake for these 11pm kick offs. This one went all hunky Dorian for the Ecuadorians and all but condemned their opponents to the trash pile, barring an incredibly unlikely goal rush in their final game against the Swiss.