Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

World Cup Wash Up; Grape Expectations with Max Crus

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

World Cup Wash Up; Grape Expectations with Max Crus

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THE problem with soccer's World Cup is not that it is played by outrageously-highly-paid-nancy-boy-sooks who fall over whenever they cop a fairy-tap to the ankle or who bite one another like kindergarten kids, after which the perpetrator also falls to the ground.

Nor is the problem that no matter where one is struck, one must cover one's face with one's hands.

Perhaps to hide the shame when remembering that the event is viewed by 300 high-resolution cameras and 900million people.

The problem with the World Cup is not that 99.7% of games end in a nil-all draw, even after extra time, culminating in a 5--4 win after the penalty shoot-out (except one -- see below).

The problem with soccer generally is not that if you are fast and clever enough to outrun your opponent to receive the ball and score a goal, you'll be penalised, the goal disallowed and the ball given to the opposition.

Off-side doesn't quite describe the nonsense.

It's not the corruption, either. …

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