World Cup 2018 Scripts and Blog
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
Dates: 14 Jun 2018 – 15 Jul 2018
Every world cup I try to keep a blog - purely because the stories (mainly off-pitch) are so entertaining - to say nothing of the commentaries!
It's here again! The World Cup in all its splendour!
Host nation, Russia, versus Saudi Arabia this afternoon. Interesting cultural differences - hopefully off pitch as opposed to on!
First match - 5 - 0 to host nation. Brought about one noteworthy/make that historic event - smile from Putin!
Was a great match - great goals. Good way to start.
And then that match between Portugal and Spain 3 - 3. Quietly hoping these two teams make it to the final to do a repeat performance. Football at its best. Fab.
Surprise results - Germans beaten in opening match to Mexico 1 - 0. And Brazil tying with Switzerland 1 1.
Just came across this 'review' from the last world cup - has prompted me to think of adding the script back in - if necessary. Let's hope, not!
If I were the English Coach script.
After watching the rather half-hearted playing of the English football team I was inspired by the enthusiastic and powerful script written by the playwright Sue Russell describing what it is the England coach should have perhaps been saying to the downhearted England players in halftime yesterday. The play describes the scene within the English football teams locker rooms in halftime and the discussion between players and the coach on how the game is being played. The Coach is passionate, believable and inspiring, and although at first, the players are resistant to what is said to them, they are eventually persuaded by the coach as all excuses are quashed by the coaches persistent passion.
This sort of passion is what I believe to be lacking from the England team at present and I, being a passionate fan of English football myself, believe that if we we’re to put a passionate coach like the one described in the play into the actual English team locker room, or even the playwright herself, the lacking and needed passion may be restored in the disgruntled team we have at present, and in turn we have the privilege of watching the Excellent English team we know we are capable of having! Well done Sue Russell for creating such an excellent influential script!