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Suarez bites again, while England go out with a whimper

Luis Suarez bites Chiellini


Last week I was complaining about the behaviour of Spurs and Cameroon left back, Benoit Assou-Ekotto. His head-butt seems rather tame now, after Louis Suarez raised the stakes, biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during his country’s win over Italy.

Just days after claiming that his goals against England had somehow proved us all wrong, he goes and proves us all right. I’m not quite sure how Continue reading


England out of World Cup, as Suarez inspires Uruguay

Suarez Scores against England

It’s not the despair that hurts, it’s the hope.

For 75 minutes against Uruguay, England reverted to type. The Italy game, where expectations were low and qualification did not directly depend on the result, freed England to play a positive, more fluid game. Once they were favourites and their future in the tournament was in danger, the nerves returned.

It would be unfair Continue reading