Friday, 11 June 2010

..and it begins – The 2010 Football World Cup begins Today

I can’t say I am a football fan, although I live right next door to one of the top four football club in the Barclays Premier League – I have never been a fan.

It’s the noise, it’s the traffic and mostly it’s the fact that I don’t really understand what all the lines on the ground are for that make me leery of the game -

Yet,

Those boys in tight shorts, those sweating heaving muscled boys training three times a week are the only thing that makes me still keep abreast of what is happening in the football world.

And – there is nothing bigger than the FOOTBALL WORD CUP.

Today is the day that a whole lot of fever pitch excitement in the sporting circles has lead up to. I wish them ALL the very best of luck – as some of the news that I have heard so far is not all good.

I’ll wave my flag for ENGLAND as long as they stay in – and I do hope they run as far as they can go – fingers cross they just might go the distance…

If however they drop out early – remember I don’t understand the game rules – so my allegiances can be bought!!!

The Event

The Teams

The Prize

And it all begins today

14 Speak To Me:

Tam on 11 June 2010 at 01:35 said...

Well, Canada's not even in it, again. But I usually cheer for Scotland since my Grandmother is from there or Czech Republic or Poland since I've lived there. I see they are both in the same pool which is not good. I think my heart is closer to the Czech Republic so I'll make them my #2 team this year.

I do understand it and I enjoy following when it's a big tournament but professional soccer/football is not a big deal in Canada. I don't think we even have a semi-pro team here. Lots of kids play but professionally for us it's hockey, American football or even baseball.

Lily on 11 June 2010 at 03:37 said...

I've never followed football/soccer but I'll cheer for England since I see the US isn't in it. :)

Blodeuedd on 11 June 2010 at 08:35 said...

Nothing says Saturday to me than the cheering of the English in the Premier League. Yup my dad loves football, I always used to watch

As for me the day Finland makes it I will watch (haha we will never make it)

Sassy Brit on 11 June 2010 at 12:11 said...

I've had orders to have the match on at 3.15pm so my son can walk in and watch it straight away.

Oh yes, I'll be sitting watching it before then! LOL Hope the American's don't thrash us. I've got American reviewers who are pretty hopeful! ;)

Have a great day, EH! Enjoy your weekend as the football fever takes a hold of you like one of Blodeuedds zombies!

Erotic Horizon on 11 June 2010 at 12:31 said...

@Tam...

At least you have some sporting blood in you - that's all that's needed...

I think I will be on the bangwagon of whoever win - I am so fickle..

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Erotic Horizon on 11 June 2010 at 12:33 said...

@Lily..

US is there as well hon - I posted the wrong grid..

They have their first match with England on Saturday... so break out your pom poms..

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Erotic Horizon on 11 June 2010 at 12:35 said...

@Blodeuedd

Nothing says Saturday to me than the cheering of the English in the Premier League.

I know what you mean - I always have my radio on to get the round up or I am hightailing over to my friends house in an attempt to get away from the maniacs that flood the streets outside of my house..

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Erotic Horizon on 11 June 2010 at 12:37 said...

2Sassy..

I see the kidlet have you well trained...

My eldest is edge the edge of hisseat with anticipation - he being ever so good, becasue he knows TV bans is one of my favourtie punishment...

So sad to hear the news about Mandela great granddaughter... so sad.

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Sassy Brit on 11 June 2010 at 13:14 said...

He certainly has got me well trained lol - but good leverage for good behaviour just like you!

Yes, terrible shock about Mandela's great-granddaughter - reads like something out of a horror book - unbelievable - so sad!

Brandy W on 11 June 2010 at 14:34 said...

We used to love watching football while we lived in the UK. And yes we cheered for England. Even bought the girl child the England kit since we got to see England v. Saudi Arabia.

Oh how I miss being there. So jealous of you getting to see all the hot guys in short shorts. ;-)

Leontine on 11 June 2010 at 14:58 said...

*woohoo* shakin' my orange pom poms LOL The orange legion is here. Ever since I was a little girl my dad gradually explained the rules of soccer to me and it was true family time, those soccer matches of the National Dutch team. Out entry of the apartment building has been decorated, my hubby actually was summoned by his boss to come watch the came on a big screen at the office (all employees got that invite) and monday is the first match for the Netherlands...I think we're even in a reasonably good pool this WC :)

Erotic Horizon on 11 June 2010 at 15:17 said...

@Sassy

reads like something out of a horror book - unbelievable - so sad!

Too true - what are the odd's...

Still can't sink in...

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Erotic Horizon on 11 June 2010 at 15:19 said...

@Bandy.

You can still cheer us on love - Saturday against USA..

Tell the kiddo's to shake off the pom poms and cheer...

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Erotic Horizon on 11 June 2010 at 15:22 said...

@Leontine..

Are you supporting the Netherlands then or are is allegiance somewhere else..

My Dad taught me Cricket growing up - That's the sport I truely love..

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