The bwin World Cup Bloggers’ League is all over for another four years and, after an exemplary performance, the good people of Soccerlens.com have heroes to toast in the wake of their romp to victory, £180.98 ahead of their closest pursuers.
In fact, the vast majority of the aforementioned pursuers were not all that close at all, even though news.bwin.com/en/ occupied one or other of the medal positions from the tournament’s infancy, as the table from the end of the group stage shows.
Despite the bronze medal hanging forlornly round our necks, if the sponsor’s own betting news and views organ were to be characterised as one of their World Cup protagonists it’d be Argentina.
With little in the way of spectacular punts, we ground our way to a respectable finish, but it would have been shameful if we’d downed the gambolling gambling maestros at Soccerlens in the process.
Another thing the post-group table – which came embedded in a story entitled ‘ThisIsAnfield.com the tortoises in this punting fable’ – has to show is the amazing knockout stage surge of EmpireOfTheKop.com.
Although our fears were squarely focused on fellow Liverpool-loving blog ThisIsAnfield.com and what, at that stage, was a huge potential win in their locker – it turns out our eyes were on the wrong Reds.
While This is Anfield’s birds in the bush came to nought, their Kop colleagues sprang from rock bottom to runners-up and, like the Germans four years ago, laid down the kind of showing that will have them among the favourites for victory in four years time.