IT HAS not been a totally disappointing World Cup, but it hasn’t quite ignited into the festival of football we are always promised and rarely get. The fancied teams have yet to find their form, although it is feasible they are merely pacing themselves after long domestic programmes. The surprise of the first week was surely Mexico’s win against reigning champions Germany, although it didn’t … Continue reading Week one – and where are all the flowers?
It’s the turn of Harry Kane to become the great hope for English football. There are some reasons for optimism, notably the way he made a Chelsea defence look decidedly Championship grade and blow a hole in the argument that Mourinho teams never conceded four..sorry, five goals. But is he this year’s Townsend? Just wind the clock back a year or more and recall the … Continue reading Kane is able, beyond reasonable doubt