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World Cup Blues
By Chopper Van BommelOk I admit Iím a big kid when it comes to the World Cup so thatís why I find it hard to slag it off. Even though I know full well the event is a massive cash cow and you donít need to scratch very hard on its surface to realise it represents everything thatís wrong about football. Iím not naÔve enough to think the host country will really see any benefits of the World Cup unless the cure for aids happens to be an all seater stadium. No, I conveniently push all the home truths about this event aside and enjoy it for what it is, an entertaining spectacle that I can lump a few bets on and watch in the pub. As cynical as I am about the Ďbeautiful gameí there are still some elements of it that will (hopefully) never change. Iím not an England fan, never have been. But I love the fact that when Fat Fwanks shot that crossed the line wasnít given, people around me wanted to invade Germany. I'm not even kidding. Name another sport in which you genuinely want to invade other countries when you lose, golf? It the only sport that still turns adults in blabbering idiots. I any walk of life, exceptional circumstances apart, grown men crying would be quite rightly ridiculed but in football, itís okay. Take El Diego, once hospitalized for too much drinking, smoking and overeating. How can you not love Maradona? Spanked by Germany, he still managed to break the record for full-body man hugs during a sports tournament. People say the tournament was too boring. I disagree. Though not always pretty to watch, thereís too much at stake for these teams to play like the Kevin Keeganís Newcastle. If you want entertainment, go and watch some crap Yank sport where pretruatory gland freaks play girl games. Thatís why football will never take off in America, they canít get their stupid heads around the fact you donít have to be seven foot tall and be able to run a mile in 4 minutes to succeed. Look at the best players, Iniesta, Schnider and Xavi Ė all smurfs but all wonderfully gifted, in fact coming to think of it, these three would probably never had made it at a ĎPremierí league club would they. Anyway, Iím off on a tangent here - thatís my tuppence worth, I loved it and canít wait for Brazil 2014.
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