Listening to the World Cup…

Just taking the dogs out. So I’ll likely be listening to the England match from the same hill I heard the Republic (effectively) crash out of the World Cup against Henry France. Despite Eilish O’Hanlon’s article on Celtic schardenfreude I’ve not picked up too much of it coming from Ireland this year. Indeed, given the quality and commitment of some of the English players (and the continual whinging from the English sports media) I get the sense a lot of people wish the players well, if not the ould enemy itself.

Adds: Check out this Flickr World Cup stream.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty