So, we’re off and running. Welcome to Nathan’s World Cup! Have a look at the About page to see what this is all, um, About.
The tournament itself may not start until next Friday, 11 June, but there’s plenty to cover in the run up to kickoff, with today the deadline for final squad announcements. Capello will be naming his final 23 in the next few hours and I’ll be all over it like a man with nothing but time on his hands.
While this blog will naturally be focused on England first and foremost, I intend to give as much coverage as possible to the other teams involved, and promise to shy away from the knotted hanky, string vest, Brits abroad bias that the tabs inevitably fall back on as soon as the going gets tough, i.e. we play Germany or Argentina.
For this blog to be a worthwhile exercise I really need readers to get involved. Get in touch with comments on the blog, on Twitter @nathan_brown, on facebook if we’re friends there, by text if you have my number. Hell, give me a call or ring the doorbell if you’re so minded. Just get in touch. I find desperate pleas for reader involvement a bit cloying at the best of times but you guys are my friends and you’re all dead insightful and funny and stuff. So please get in touch.