Friday, June 18, 2010
Funky Friday - Stratagems and Ruses
I hadn’t planned to start a run of football posts - just chip in with a couple to capture the rush and buzz of the World Cup kick off. But now I'm semi-obsessed with it, weighing up the heavy-hitters and competive form, working out possible options and placings. Even the vuvuzelas ongoing drone has begun to sound hypnotically exotic. If you’re up on events you may want to skip the next bit. If you’re not up on events.
England have to win tonight (Algeria) and next Wednesday (Slovenia)
Finishing second place in their group (C) simply won’t do. Second place means meeting Germany in the next round. That’s us pitched against a great white shark of a squad - prowling and playing a sharp, sleek and lethal form of football.
Forget the soft soap, stoicism and stiff upper lips. If England can gun it and go, hitting their fixtures with the sweaty energy of the MC5, we could breeze it to the next rounds.
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
For a slightly Algerian feel try Gabe Durham’s excellent Beastie booty
Beastie Boys - How We Gonna Kick It? With A Mandolin, Fiddle, and Guitar!
That's it. I'll shush about football (for now)