Back again, went feotal after Englands shocker against Japan. Spontaneous inappropriate sobbing is subsiding. After shocks now at 3-4 hour intervals.
Spain just beat South Korea and North Korea have a transration woblem and pick a striker as a keeper on the team sheet. Some poor schmuck in the management is going to end up as poodle flavoured soylent green over that one I guess.
Italy lose to Mexico which helps in my recovery no end and just confirms to me that the sardine eaters, waiters and bottom pinchers of southern Europe are soft and England might be worth another 50p on my ladbrokes account....
Beckham is going to be the translator for Capello which will please golden balls sponsors immensely.
I expect to be firmly ensconsed back in Auckland by the 12th and you can all join me here as I live blog every game sat in front of the Vulgatron 3000 at the Kohi Yids pad in Kohimarama.
I have watched every world cup since 1990 with him and this time we have promised ourselves that when England make the knockout out rounds we will not watch them in public. Youthfull emotion is all good and well. But mid 40's men carrying on like Jimmy five bellies after he has lost his last Mars Bar is not going to happen this time. No more drunken hysterical crying and shirt ripping along ponsonby road in search of a cab when England lose a penalty shoot out or some filthy Johnny Foreigner crooked ref allows 34 minutes extra time when only three were needed.
The nike youtube clips are briliant. I have literally wasted hours going through them on youtube and cannot praise them highly enough.
Parting thought. Walcott? Pfft, another over rated gooner.
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