The World Cup: 10 Reasons We’re Glad It’s All Over

8 Jul

Who would have thought it would be Holland and Spain that are due to thrash it out in the FIFA World Cup on Sunday the 11th of July? England went out in the early stages and we found ourselves supporting a host of underdogs come unlikely heroes, however, as much as we love the sites of Robin Van Persie, Cesc Fabregas et al, I think we can safely say most of us are glad it’s coming to an end. Whether it was the heartbreaking match that was Ghana Vs Uruguay (we’re still sensitive, lets move on quickly) or the fact that we may never feel the same about Wayne Rooney ever again (obviously excluding the Shrek jibes, we’re keeping those), the phrase “We think it’s all over…” has never brought such relief.

Words By Rahsian Parris


  1. We don’t have to pretend to know which player the commentators are talking about. If they don’t play in the Premiership, there’s a good chance we’ve never heard of them
  2. No more waking up with a hoarse voice, all that shouting at the television is doing our karaoke vocals no good
  3. Not feeling embarrassed when we periodically shout “WHAT WAS THAT REF?” just to fit in
  4. Saying goodbye to the couples with matching team strips. It doesn’t matter how ‘cute’ you look, it’s sickening
  5. The half time analysis. Can we just get on with the game please? How much more do we need to know other than the fact that we’re losing?
  6. Random ‘robot dancing’ when someone scores. It was bad enough the first time around, lets stop repeating this atrocity
  7. It was cutting in to our Big Brother Live streaming time. Enough said.
  8. The only Englishman in the final is ref, Howard Webb
  9. The injustice. The cards, the diving, the own goals, we can’t take the pressure anymore.
  10. Watching the game with a glass of wine just isn’t the same, but we’re starting to get a beer belly.

…And 5 Things We Might Actually Miss

  1. Day time television has never been so fit
  2. The ‘Red Button’ and Chris Moyles live commentary – CLASSIC!
  3. The education. We may not know the players, but we’ll sure as hell be rooting for Ghana in 2014
  4. James Corden‘s World Cup Live – So funny
  5. The Fashion. Fabio Capello‘s Zerorh glasses and David Beckham‘s silver suit. Officially the only time we’ve been in love on the sidelines.

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2 Responses to “The World Cup: 10 Reasons We’re Glad It’s All Over”

  1. Peter Reynolds July 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    The World Cup has been fantastic. Now I understand why I hate English football.


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