I 'd be interested to see what people think of this - PJTV- Afterburner -World Cup 101: Why Euroweenies & Petty Tyrannies Love "the Beautiful Game" This bloke is an American political commentator and a realtively big name on the net. Even if you are not a footy fan what he has to say about Britain and Europe as a whole- Footy as a symptom and symbolic of American superiority and the rest of the worlds inferiority- in terms of politics culture etc is pretty extreme. He manages to bury the 'special relationship' without a trace and with some venom. The comments on the site are worth reading too. Enjoy but try not to throw anything at your VDU!