In the first part of our World Cup coverage, we’ll introduce to you our very own football… experts.
It’s that time again once every four years that wives and girlfriends dread the most. The World Cup.
The moment whereby calls by them don’t get returned, shopping trips get turned down, and when they begin to buy a pair of movie tickets to the latest action flick that they hate in order to watch a movie with you. Anything at any cost for an ounce of your attention.
But no, no, no — no other action is bigger than seeing Drogba taking 3 Portugese defenders on his own, or holding your breath as Robert Green spills a shot of the new world cup ball from Clint Dempsey, watching him as he scrambles to stop the ball from softly rolling into the net.
Work productivity has dipped to an all-time low as guys have transmogrified into nocturnal animals, taking micro-sleep between checking and replying emails, and skipping lunch just for an afternoon siesta.
And heck, Zouk has never been THIS empty on a Friday AND Saturday night.
And the last we heard, Butter is considering about turning itself into a world cup screening venue because more revenue can be earned that way.
Okay, okay, we’re kidding on the last one.
AT THE KENT RIDGE COMMON, we want to remain interesting, relevant — and most of all fun. What better way than have our writers fight against each other pretending like they are the Mourinhos and Capellos of the World. Over the World Cup, our team will prepare analysis, predictions and reviews of the matches. We will introduce two of them today.
Sing Keng Loon, 25.
F: Blackburn Rovers since 1993. Trivia: how many Premiership titles have Liverpool won?
F: Have been supporting Portugal with a passion since 1999. Will be rooting for Australia as a second team due to 2 Blackburn players. Although have a sneaky suspicion that the hype surrounding Spain means the Netherlands are going to be less affected by expectations, and will surprise everyone by reaching or even win the final. Did I mention my disgust towards the most overhyped national team, England?
Dark Horse for World Cup (think Korea in ’02 semi-finals)
F: Ghana – will be more tactically mature after their creditable showing in 06 and posseses a formidable midfield even without Essien, Slovakia – riding strong after topping their qualifiying group, and do not understimate the youthful creative midfield trio of Stoch, Weiss and Hamsik. North Korea – precisely because, no one knows exactly how they conduct their business on the pitch.
Which Big name Team is Set to Crash Out Early for World Cup?
F: France and/or Brazil. Argentina and Italy have too easy a group to not qualify for the next round, at least
Tip for Golden Boot Award and why?
F: Van Persie , He us supported by the cast of Sneijder, Robben and Rafael van der Vaart – probably one of the most potent attacking foursomes we will see in the World Cup. Van Persie has excellent finishing, and can turn games around singlehandedly. Although to be honest I dont expect too many goals to be scored in this World Cup, many teams are actually preferring deep-lying defensive formations.
Next up: KRC’s Arts Correspondent Melvin and former KRC editor Lester will cross swords in their World Cup analysis — but Linin shows why girls can be equal if not better to the task.