I often think what a fine balance things rest on, especially in sport. It’s normally when I’m ripping up another worthless betting slip, having got yet another prediction wrong, but events like those of Tuesday night really make me wish I had a bit of foresight sometimes. I bet you would have got really good odds on the game being cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch, especially as the stadium in Poland has a roof. I could be really rich now, if only I’d known.
I can’t sit around feeling sorry for myself for not being able to see into the future though, although I will say that Tuesday night must have been so embarrassing for the Polish football authorities. I’m just glad I didn’t choose to go out and watch that game, as a few mates were talking about doing a few weeks ago. I’m pretty sure I would have stayed on to watch it on Wednesday anyway, as I made sure I cleared the rest of this week of work – one of the benefits of being self employed.
I may not get results predictions right but I was right about one thing – England were unconvincing last night and lucky not to lose in the end. Even when we scored it felt like it was against the run of play and it wasn’t exactly one of Rooney’s best ever finishes – I think it went in off his arm in the end.
Still, we hold on to the hope that we can still qualify for the World Cup 2014 and I guess I should be more positive and look on the bright side. We are top of the group after all and there are still plenty of games to be played. You never know, we might win them all easily. Or we might not.
Here are all of the remaining World Cup 2014 England qualifiers, courtesy of www.goal.com.
- 22 March 2013 – San Marino v England
- 26 March 2013 – Montenegro v England
- 6 September 2013 England v Moldova
- 10 September 2013 Ukraine v England
- 11 October 2013 England v Montenegro
- 15 October 2013 England v Poland