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ATW WORLD CUP PREVIEW

By Pete Moore On June 13th, 2018

The Greatest Show on Earth

The World Cup kicks off tomorrow, hosted by Russia. Just when housewives thought they had their husbands back, they find themselves footballs widows again.

Who will win, who will win it Pete? I hear you cry. England of course. Ing-er-lund is nailed on to do it. Granted there are other teams competing, but they’re falling apart. Spain sacked their coach this morning. France cannot decide which formation to play. Germany has suddenly discovered that it’s Turkish players feel Turkish. Russia’s too cold for Brazilians.

This is the kind of pressure, brought on by the prospect of playing England in the next few weeks, which causes players and squads to fall apart. We only need the team to play reasonably well. Harry Kane will pop one or two in each match, like a blonde Paolo Rossi. Next thing you know we’re World Champions. You read it here first.

While on the subject, congratulations to Mexico, the US and Canada. It was announced today that they will co-host the 2026 World Cup. So the First, Second and Third Worlds all get a piece of the action. It might just kill off those silly American games too. Unless that wall gets built, it’ll be 110% Hispanic soon enough, and they’re all football fans.

20 Responses to “ATW WORLD CUP PREVIEW”

  1. The real action will of course be happening outside the stadia.

    How many Engurland blokes will be hospitalised before Engurland get put out before the quarter finals?

  2. Paul

    There was a meme on Twitter a couple of weeks ago:

    “England are 12/1 to win the World Cup. If you are unfamiliar with betting, what this means is that if you bet £100 on England you will lose £100.”

  3. Pete

    You would do well to remember Gary Lineker’s definition of international football tournaments:

    “A lot of huffing and puffing for three weeks, and in the end the Germans usually win.”

  4. Peter.

    You make me laugh out loud mate. Thanks for that. 😁

  5. While on the subject, congratulations to Mexico, the US and Canada. It was announced today that they will co-host the 2026 World Cup.

    Not if Trump has any say in it. Expect an ultimatum to FIFA along the lines that it’s America First and they will not share it with their deadly enemies. Not acceptable!!

  6. England, obviously, as the home nation to qualify but i don’t think they are even close to being good enough to go far?
    My usual hopes for Poland as my ‘adopted’ homeland.
    And Mexico as my ‘dark horses’.

  7. I fancy Le Frogs and got them in a sweepstake so could be quids in. Never liked them though.

    I normally shout for Spain when Ireland aren’t there. Will do so again but, as Pete says, they are a shambles after this week’s shenanigans. I like Belgium too and they have some super players.

  8. I can’t wait for the World cup!

    I drew Peru in the works sweepstakes..

    Err, go Peru!.

    😏

  9. Argentina are my default team of support. Having said that, I’m mysterously being drawn towards Belguim.

    Reg, I really, really really hope Spain get sent home at an early stage.

    When they won the WC in 2010 the football jingoism lasted untill they won the European Championship in 2012 by which time after three months I wanted to glass anyone wearing a Spain top.

    The Spanish could teach the English a thing or two about football nationalism.

  10. Argentina are my default team of support when Ireland aren’t around.

  11. paul we had alot of spanish people working in brighton during that year (2010), not so much now its a real eastern europe stronghold, but there was a pretty lass who served fish n chips at my local , had a roving eye on her , but she was far too young, anyway i just recall every friday when i went for my portion and getting chatty with her, spain had advanced again, and then again and then all the way . she was very excited and i recall being very happy for her.

    It was fun, i do take your point about jingoism, it must get nauseating, still they’re one of the teams to beat . I fancy brazil,germany,spain,argentina again for final four, but always hope there will be a team that sneaks into , like uruguay in 2010 or s.Korea 2002
    the little people.

  12. Paul,

    Interesting perspective on Spain.

    Belgium is a doozy for me – play in red, great beer, great architecture, good Catholics, and a country full of familiar ethnic tensions. (Actually, the above also applies for Spain – except the beer. Spanish beer is generally crap.)

  13. had a roving eye on her , but she was far too young

    No – you are far too old. Harri reckoned that you’re about 70 – and surprisingly white – from a picture that he saw

  14. Harri don’t know his arse from his elblow
    so allan who is your pick then for the world cup
    russia/poland would be my guess for you ..

  15. Russia 5 : 0 Saudi Arabia

    That’s a good starter. Though England is nailed on to win it, I wish all the Christian countries well. But only the white ones.

  16. jude, on June 14th, 2018 at 6:12 PM Said:
    Harri don’t know his arse from his elblow

    Jude.

    Sorry to be pedantic.

    But what’s an “elblow”?.

    😀

  17. No – you are far too old. Harri reckoned that you’re about 70 – and surprisingly white – from a picture that he saw

    And miserable.

    When I say hideously white, I mean, so white, he was almost see through.

    If I was that white,I would hate and loathe whites too.

    😏

  18. so allan who is your pick then for the world cup

    See Jude.

    You are so desperate, you are trying to hold a conversation with a nazi white racist supremacist?.

    So, no hypocrisy there then.

    No offence Allan@.

  19. Russia 5 : 0 Saudi Arabia

    One petrol station beat the other

  20. lol funny phantom harri – boring, boring boring
    allan is more interesting because at least he can hold a conversation

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