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Well, I finally put my money on the Dutch to win the World Cup, with or without Robben. But I couldn’t resist the five to one on offer for the USA to put Ingerland into mourning. So come on the Yanks.
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Cannae wait till the World Cup, although I shall be playing in the second round of the Dundas Singles on opening night. Nevertheless my Fantasy team is submitted and I can reveal it here to you dear reader…
My thinking is as follows…
Bamba plays for Hibees, so is first pick.
Coupla Brazilians, cos they’re gonna win.
Messi, cos he’s the best player in the world.
Coupla Dutch, cos they’ll go far.
Coupla Spaniards, cos ditto.
Token Englishman so I can’t be accussed of being a Jock biased bastard.
The Pig guy from Germany, cos he has the best name in Footie.
There you go. That’s how to get £20k richer.
Filed under: football, Hibees, jokes, life, Scotland | Tags: FIFA, FIFA world cup hibernian, Hibs, macedonia, Scottish Football, Scottish Football Association, SFA, SPL, tartan army, World cup, world cup Qualifiers
As a Scottish foootball fan one has two options: support the Old Firm (either half will do) or follow your heart and stay local.
I chose that route and support Hibernian FC.
When it comes to your country the choice is rather more restricted. Therefore I support Scotland.
Today I watched my country play Macedonia in what was a very important game. What I witnessed was what I see week in week out from my club team. Complacency.
Scotland, in the first half, against a team ranked 50 or so places behind them in the FIFA rankings were out-fought, out-thought and out-bothered. Scotland didn’t give a damn. It was a really disappointing thing to see, post Euro 2008 badluckness. Sure, it was a different thing in the second half, when it was a race against time.
‘It was too hot’ they’ll say. But it was the Macedonians who were most suffering at the end. So that is no excuse.
I think the comparison to being a Hibs fan is very relevant here. Week in, week out Hibs fail to beat the rank and file (like St Mirren, say) but come the glamour tie all the stops are pulled out (The Old Firm and Hearts).
Scotland can turn it on, big style, against France, Italy and, no doubt, the Dutch but an eminently beatable Macedonian team screwed it for us once again for lack of application.
By the way, I hate, naye loathe, Skopje. I slept in the train station overnight there in 1983 and it was full of idiots. 30 degree heat all night and folk pacing about in leather studs and chains. I honestly don’t know how I got out of there alive.