Hard Working Minnows

The World Cup to date has restored some of my faith in the ‘beautiful game’.

The ‘beautiful game’ you see can mean more than the free flowing attacking football we associated with the Brazilian sides of the 60s and 70s.

It can also mean having a value for honest workrate and playing for the shirt which seems to be back in vogue.

We have seen plenty of this but particularly form some of the lesser ‘lights’ like USA and Costa Rica.

These teams have showed that workrate belief in yourself and your teammates can allow you to compete with highly paid star studded teams like Germany, Argentina and Brazil.

Biting Back

Trust eccentric Ryanair owner, Michael O’Leary to cash in on the Luis Suarez incident at the World Cup.

Last week he paraded a Luis Suarez look-a-like to announce Ryanair were “taking a bite out existing air fares.”

Believe it or not the look-alike announced; “Since being knocked out of the World Cup I have a lot of time on my hands so I thought I’d sink my teeth into helping people travel across Europe at the lowest fares.”

Seriously, you couldn’t make it up.