Lessons learned from World Cup
THE football clashes between England and Germany are always classic encounters.
So far the World Cup has been characterised by the good behaviour of England fans in South Africa and in this country during the tournament.
England’s disappointing early performances quickly dampened any wildly optimistic predictions for their chances in the tournament.
So, now the team, is starting to improve, there is a refreshing optimism without all the wild hype about their chances.
That has been reflected in some great events across the city as bars, pubs, schools and community groups have got together to enjoy the games.
It is the great strength of the World Cup that it brings communities and countries together.
Rivalry played out with respect and sportsmanship is a healthy lesson for youngsters to learn.
For that reason it’s been a good World Cup for fans so far... now let’s hope England can make it great World Cup on the pitch.