Friday, 18 June 2010


Vuvuzela has become an informal greeting in my house. It's a lovely sounding word, even if the noise they make isn't so pleasing on the ear.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup (TM) sponsored by Adidas, Coca Cola, Emirates, Hyundai/Kia, Sony and Visa, is hopelessly failing to catch my imagination up to this point. England's dismal opening showing has only been brightened by Spain's, and now France's, dismaler subsequent efforts. That said, I will be very (pleasantly) surprised if there isn't more disappointment before too long. My current feeling is that we could scrape through to the last 8, or even last 4, but it won't be pretty, and therefore it will be largely unenjoyable. Oh to be 13 and watching Italia 90 all over again.....

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