Archive for July, 2014

Is it the end of the World (cup)?

July 30, 2014

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Nick Clegg (remember him) wants to take World Cup 2018 away from Russia.

It seems everyone else wants to take World Cup 2022 off Qatar.

Which begs the question will anyone ever host a World Cup again?

Til next time, stay safe!

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The short cut to success

July 17, 2014

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I was going to write about how after every tournament (where England don’t win) we have an inquiry into the state of our game and what we can learn from the infrastructure of the winning nation.

But then I realised there was no secret or special ingredient. Success involves things such as producing quality coaches, allowing the elite young talent to develop, by playing with their club rather than being squad players at bigger clubs. Allied with luck, good judgement and astute management, you may go on to win a major tournament.

This of course will take time, and who wants to wait for anything and there’s no guarantee you’ll win anything. However I did notice that both countries in the World Cup final are led politically by women, Angela Merkel and Cristina Fern√°ndez de Kirchner. So with this in mind, for the good of England, we need Yvette Cooper to become our next Prime Minister.

Til next time, stay safe!

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Hummel-iation

July 12, 2014

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According to Paddy Power’s blog 4 people bet on Brazil 1 Germany 7¬† HOW!!! In the past these people would be burnt as witches.

Talking of that game, if it were a knock around in the park, once it went to 5-0 some players would have swapped sides just to make it a bit more even. Just an idea FIFA.

I’m not sure it helped Brazil that they reacted to Neymar‘s absence as if he’d died, holding his shirt up during the national anthem et al.

After the game Mats Hummels came out and said Germany decided to go easy at half-time to avoid embarrassing Brazil, which ironically by announcing it makes it quite embarrassing for Brazil.

After beating Brazil 7-1, Germany are favourites to win the World Cup, should they do this, I’m sure we’ll be told we should follow their model. Unless Argentina win it and then the template will include producing the World’s greatest player and 10 others and hoping for the best.

Til next time, stay safe!

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Don’t be Krul

July 8, 2014

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As someone who recently looked like a match fixer, I was interested to hear that the Cameroon v Croatia game came under suspicion for the same reason.

The way I heard it, (and this may not be true) is that a well-known match fixer correctly predicted the 4-0 win for Croatia as well as a Cameroon sending off.

My main thought, is that if you are a well-known match fixer, you probably shouldn’t bet but if you are going to bet don’t bet on something that is going to raise suspicion, such as players getting sent off.

And Finally… In honour of Jasper Cillessen, the Dutch keeper who played 119 mins against Costa Rica, only to be replaced by Tim Krul for the penalties, when have you done the heavy lifting only for someone to come along and grab the glory. You can let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, stay safe!

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