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[Blog] My World Cup Dilemma
Written by Keno on Friday, 18th Jun 2010 12:30

Well the Fantasy League made it to over 220! Well done all of you taking part, especially the handful currently waiting for Kenosblues to overhaul them in the knock-out stages.

This World Cup has had in its first week its usual set of dilemmas and I tend to end up pondering the same things every four years:

1, Why is it the Germans seem to come from nowhere and start to look like they could rule the world? It’s seemed to be the recurring theme of the past 100 years.

2, Why do the South Americans have so much flair, pace and a certain panache that we have never seem to quite master? Be it Brazil, Argentina, even Chile or Uruguay still seem to play a different game. If only Ipswich could play football like that.

3, Why is it that yet again the England team seem pedestrian, workmanlike, passionless and lacking all those things that you so wish they would just for one tournament display. Maybe tonight will be different? Somehow you just suspect it won’t be.

4, Where do they dig the pundits up from and why do they seem to spout that drivel? With a couple of exceptions, namely Roy Hodgson and Danny Baker, they make the average TWTDer look intelligent and knowledgeable about football.

5, Why do cameraman always pick out stunningly beautiful female fans from every country apart from England? Surely England has stunningly beautiful female fans, doesn’t it?

The highlight so far is France. Obviously the Irish team would have been much better equipped to face the might of the world and would have been able to play with that élan so fair lacking from England and many other teams.

Of course, the big Fantasy League dilemma this year has been, to make transfers or not. Obviously with a team poised in the top 30 I have taken the strategic decision to wait until the knock-out stages and then try to fill the team with players who look bound for the final.

It is very tempting to swap things around and try to claw back some of lead others have gained, but no, I think it's best to be cautious in the early stages and try to build momentum.

I wonder if that is what England will do?

Keno's TWTD Fantasy League can be found here, although you'll have to register and log on to see the table.

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