The countdown begins

The countdown to next year’s World Cup in South Africa starts now. Thanks for joining me on the journey to Soccer City Johannesburg, venue for the final on July 11th 2010.

Incidentally, you’re joining a blogger who compares football-free summers with the scene in Misery where Kathy Bates breaks James Caan’s legs.

I experience similar gut-wrenching pain every two years as the rest of the nation hoorahs its way through the lawn tennis championships and cricket games.

And yes I know we’ve had the Confederations Cup, but it’s just not the same, is it?

Thankfully the football starts again in August, promising much before the international squads muster in May for what is officially known as 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM.

Here it will be known as World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010. I have decided to do this for two reasons. One, Bafana Bafana or ‘The Boys’ is the nickname of the South African team. Two, I just like it.

That’s enough background. Keep coming back for more on the teams who qualify throughout the summer and autumn. Eventually this blog will include reports, analysis, the World Cup final draw, and lots of other stuff.

World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 here we come!


Darren said...

South Africa is an awfil country, the media dosen't tell you about the 150 rapes a day that occur there or that white farmers are been murdered in their hundreds every month. We should boycott everything to do with the country. They only get to stage the event in some ridiculous left wing gesture to the notorious pirelli necklace mandella.

Mike Towers said...

Thanks Darren. Can I borrow your TV next summer? You clearly won't be using it and I'm thinking of hosting a few Bafana Bafana parties offering multi-screen options.

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