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Writer of the no.1 fan blog about Barnsley FC; www.barnsleyblog.com I also love a higher calibre of football, and so have recently started a World Cup blog; www.worldcup.barnsleyblog.com I'm here to pass on my knowledge and views, as well as improve my writing credentials. I'd be overjoyed to see you returning to my site.

Group G – The ‘Group of Death’

"There once was a man from Korea, Who drowned all his sorrows in beer. 'Cos his team had done poop, Finished bottom of their group, And now he's...

Group D: Deutschland Über Alles

Blog readers, football fans, sod it, people of the world... We all owe Kevin Prince Boateng a pint. Thanks to his awful tackle in...

Group H: La Loco’s 3-4-3 will prove too much.

Not many teams will be more happy with their draw than La Furia Roja, who have every right to feel they will saunter through...

Group F: New Zealand are gone

There's always a lot of talk about the Group of Death, a phrase used past the point of cliche, up until it has become...

Group E: Three continents fight for second

Unlike Group C, there is no clear underdog in this group, just one supreme overdog. Netherlands qualified perfectly, and will no doubt make it...

Group C: The Group of Life

With the footballing space on the internet dominated by Britain and America, this group is being intensely studied. But it shouldn't be. I mean,...

The Ignored XI – players they should have included in World Cup 2010 squads

You may remember that a few weeks ago I made the best XI not at the World Cup, sporting a 5-3-2 and players like...

Who is Spain’s backup for Torres and Villa?

Vicente Del Bosque probably had the easiest job in the world when choosing his initial strike force. Torres and Villa are two of the...

Group A will be the tightest group this summer

Much interest is always taken in Group A. Not necessarily because it offers much excitement, but because it offers us the opening game, which...

Maicon will run rampage at his first World Cup

Brasil has a fine history of attacking full backs. They reached the idea of a flat back four first, and have after that always...

The Best XI not at the World Cup

With hours left of the qualifying campaigns it looked like the best player in the world (Messi) and one of his competitors (Ronaldo) wouldn't...

“Only three people in history have managed to silence the Maracana…”

The Maracana. Brasil's preemptive monument to a victory that was meant to be, should have been, so nearly was, but, thanks to Alcides Ghiggia,...