So, it is almost upon us! Hurrah for the World Cup starting. I'm quite surprised by the amount of hype there is in Australia regarding this but I also recognise that as soon as Australia get knocked out the residents of Melbourne will once again think that the clash between Essendon and Collingwood is the best sporting event in the world EVER!
So here are my predictions!
Winner: England. This is the first time I've ever predicted a win for England but I just have a gut feeling that this will be our year.
Beaten Finalist: Germany. Well it just has to be doesn't it?
Biggest flop: Italy. I predict they will go out in the group stage.
Overachievers: Australia - I reckon with Guus in charge they could make the Quarter Finals.
So here's to four weeks of staying up till 2am, getting up at 5am and desperately trying to contain my optimism regarding England's chances.
I just have one request for the Aussies out there: please stop calling it 'soccer' just for these four weeks? Please? You'd make me a very happy man.