Friday, 7 September 2007

Announcing the non-event Rugby World Cup

Popular support for games

The Cricket World Cup 2007 in the Caribbean would be fondly remembered for the death of Bob Wolmer, the coach of Pakistan as the country was on the verge of being tossed out of the competition in the group stages.

Currently the US Open is hitting the news waves as the dominance of Roger Federer is so complete that his dropping a game is major sport copy, the excitement in tennis is really now amongst the women.

The World Cup and Olympic games has everyone in a complete frenzy, we enjoyed Germany 2006 and Athens 2004, even I went to France 1998 to watch Nigeria v. Bulgaria who we thrashed 1 – 0, well, thrashing is a strong world.

Apparently, the Rugby World Cup starts in France today and it is about to become a non-event such that in desperation to garner headlines the Rugby ruling body decided to limit the number of pictures that could be posted on the websites of news and photo agencies.

The agencies then decided to boycott pre-competition events of the day before the games, now we all know that the Rugby World Cup is on and hopefully, this impasse would be resolved. We can expect England to relinquish the trophy early for all sorts of reasons, we do not have a record of successfully defending titles.

Meanwhile, I need to check out my back catalogue of Miss Marple, Poirot and Murder, She Wrote – there is more excitement in detective drama than scrums and mud.

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