Obsessive fan or polarised hater, filling in the blank to ‘There’s only one ____ at World Cup 2010’, will invoke a response. Be it the obvious, team, player, manager, flag, trumpet or along the lines of, place, attitude, way to find out, way to go or problem; whatever the choice tribalism stirs people up. The evocation of sport, and its players, especially in terms of National and International aptitude; rallies people although not always for the right reasons. With supporters and players, wags and wages amongst the headlines of ‘the beautiful game’ the numbers can take on a life of their own; from goals to the gold trophy itself, and analysts watching the market prices to give out their stats and probability predictions. Our style is more Sir Bobby Robson…… ‘ the first 90 minutes are the most important’.
1 in every 150 UK searches is for World Cup.
2 People in court after ambush marketing stunt.
3 Lions on the England motif ….. and points that were needed by England to qualify.
4 Years in between each championship.
5 Kg is the weight of the cup.
6 Teams playing from Africa.
7 % of UK people expect to watch a live or catch-up game online and is the highest goal score, for this World Cup, to date.
8 x carbon footprint compared to 1966 World Cup.
9 South African cities to host the matches.
10 World Cup sickie excuses ( at least…..)
….and it all began on 11 June 2010.
(Image credit: steven rt Article credit: Copyright SUF)