I made the stupid comment that Robert Green had a great game against Mexico, to Em a moment before he had nightmare stint between the sticks. Everything had been going to plan up to that point. England had scored, looked promising going forward and were soaking up the US pressure. The surprise stat for me was the 59% permission they had for the majority of the first half. I was at Paul’s for a World Cup Party in Maidenhead. There was a party four years ago, but this was the time before Facebook, so I never heard about it! We got there about 4pm and it was a great afternoon before the match. Paul even went to the effort to get some symbolic gestures relating to arguably the biggest sporting event on the planet. Gametropolis) as I had pre-planned in an MSN chat earlier in the week. He was at a friend’s house watching on ITV1 HD and had missed the goal. I found out later, that the rest of the coverage was in SD. So in theory, I had a bigger screen and picture quality than Lee. We arranted to try and meet up at some point in the near future, but with all our Summer diaries booked up, it would perhaps be as far away as September before we could have the reunion between Khural and Hobbs. We expected more in the second half, but it was a lacklustre effort, even with the changes that Fabio made. Yes it was disappointing, but England tend to make a slow start to tournaments. Remember Euro 96 anyone? I think Crouch should have come on sooner, perhaps even Defoe to give the attack some directness. Rooney too was rather anonymous. As my friend Dave said, Gerrard was the one and perhaps only shinning light. But a draw is better than a defeat and just means more pressure for the next match. It turns into a must win, but the opposition are only Algeria. There are no easy games at international level, I hear you cry! After the football, the party started. Phil (Paul’s brother) was on fire! He was dancing on the table and striking poses in the 70s style spin chair! Just go check out the photos I have uploaded to FlickR. A highlight was Em versus The World. I am afraid to report that the World won! I left just after midnight, but got a picture message from Pav just before I fell asleep at 1am. Sandra and Phil and swapped clothes, I am glad I had left when I did. You know when cross dressing starts, it is time to go home!