Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Manager Gone, Now for the Programme…

Well, we wake up to the sound of church bells, rain bouncing off the window cill and the news that Mark Robins has gone. It is being spun by the Club as an amicable parting, and that, “The Club would like to place on record their gratitude…” Etc etc blah blah blah. He was sacked, […]

A New Season, the Same Old Crap

Depending whether you’re a glass half full or a glass half empty man, there were two ways to look at the start of the new season.  My own feeling was that it would be a struggle to stay up once again. I hoped that today’s match would tell me that I hadn’t a clue what […]

The Final WC Leaderboard Position

In contrast with our England CW Games competitiors, Johnny Zero’s final position in the WC Leaderboard (for those that are interested – and it’s not many it has to be said) was 121st out of 287. Not too bad really, top half of the table. If Huddersfield Town are top half of the table come […]

England Top the Table

England win out in the medals table at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, surging ahead of early pacesetters Australia, who are relegated to second place. England finish with 174 medals, including 58 golds. 27 medals were won in athletics, more than any other nation. I wish I were talking about England being successful in football, […]

They Think It’s All Over, Actually It Is!

Quarter Finals Day 1 France 0-1 Germany France had slowly began to build up a degree of momentum in this tournament, but Germany was a bridge too far for Les Bleus. Despite five French shots on target, the man mountain Neuer could have been little more invincible between the sticks if he’d have been allowed […]

Round (Up) of 16

Round of 16 Day 1 Brazil 1-1 Chile (Brazil win 3-2 on pens) Brazil, having wriggled their way to the Second Round when performances indicated that they should have been on the bus home after the First, had another chance to prove that they were more simply than a team of one star player. Though, […]

Bumper Post England Group Stage Round Up

The post England lethargy certainly slowed down the Johnny Zero World Cup Blog, a late charge up the Prediction League leader board has seen a renewed energy, however. At this rate, I could break into the top 100! Day 12 Holland 2-0 Chile With both teams having qualified, this match was something of a dead […]

England Expectorates, Days 9 to 11

“Forza Italia!” Was the end of the last report as we looked to Italy, our European compatriots, our friends and comrades from the mainland, our NATO allies and EU partners, to do us a favour and give us a leg up to – at least a hope of – the Round of Sixteen. England expects! […]

England Trivia, the Answers…

The answers to the trivia question about the 1966 World Cup winning side. You may recall that we asked you to identify which 5 England players’ Christian names ended with the letter ‘N’. If you had grown up with this knocking about the house… …you would have known the answers. The obvious ones are GordoN […]

Spana Man Cometh!

Devoted followers of Johnny Zero’s increasingly irrelevant World Cup blog may recall that after Spain’s ignominious exit, I marvelled about a mystical gentleman who resembled wizard-era Rick Wakeman and was supporting Chile. It has to be understood that, having indulged in one or two sherbets AND being blind as a bat to begin with, I […]