30 June 2010 – Day 20
Well I said I was being risky yesterday with my choices and I came unstuck with both, as Paraguay and Spain went through. Portugal’s exit was worth it, just to see Ronaldo whinge and whine his way through 90 minutes to no avail. Another “big” player and a World Cup which has done nothing to enhance his reputation.
Two days with no games until the Quarter Finals on Friday, so it will be strange tonight not be settling down with a beer about 7.30pm to watch a game. And all of a sudden everything around me seems quiet, a definite lull. I’m suddenly thinking about how Fulham will manage if “Sir” Roy departs to Anfield, about Leeds chances in the Championship and that the transfer market involving the Premier League teams has been quiet. This calm is just the prelude to the impending conclusion of the World Cup, which will release a surge of activity that will be a storm of change as the domestic season looms on the horizon.