As confessions go, this one ranks in the all-time pantheon of greats…and those providing too much information.
Discussing the 1990 World Cup on BBC radio, Gary Lineker let the world in on a little secret as to the state of his back end during the Ireland game, and offers a little insight as to why any grown man would drag his ass across a World Cup pitch. It’s been done figuratively a number of times, but literally? Gary may be a trail blazer.
And “relaxed myself”, I think, is about the most candid admission I’ve ever heard on any media,… Continue reading
England’s first two matches in South Africa are unlikely to live long in the memories of most supporters. In the past, England sides have played their part in some thrilling World Cup encounters. Here’s a handful of some the most memorable matches, a list which current England players Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney will hope to help add to this time around.
’86 England v Poland, 3-0
England got off to a bad start at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986, losing their first match to Portugal followed by their captain Bryan Robson to a tournament-ending injury. They… Continue reading
Team of the Quarters: Germany. A more difficult call to make than it’d seem since it was tantamount to shooting fish in the barrel, but ultimately Brazil shooting itself in the foot wasn’t enough for the Dutch to tip the scales.
Jogi won’t be receiving Christmas gifts for the next ten years after receiving Argentina on a silver platter from Diego, but they were still clinically impressive and did exactly as they should have. It’s just a shame the Argentina staff didn’t watch any tape – of themselves or of Germany.
Player of the Quarters: Bastian Schweinsteiger. Lesson learned: don’t… Continue reading