World Cup 2006 Blog

From our reporters in Germany

About Tom Geoghegan

tom_geoghegan.gifI'm a news journalist who will be following England fans during the group stages of the tournament.

My features will be metatarsal-free, you may be relieved to hear, focusing instead on the experiences and passions of England's extraordinary support, which could number 100,000.

So I'll be steering clear of matters on the pitch. After all, what does a Crystal Palace supporter know about football anyway?

The World Cup also coincides with my retirement from competitive football after 25 years, latterly at the Norbury Powerleague in south London. But please, no fuss - let Alan Shearer have his moment.

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