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    England line up excuses for world cup failure

    The broadcasting corporation are helpfully providing the english football team with the reason for their their abject failure in the upcoming football world cup in Brasil. Must admire them for being so forward looking.

    England Flop in Brazil


    Scorching El Nino event could scupper England's World Cup

    By Matt McGrath
    Environment correspondent, BBC News

    England's bid for World Cup glory in Brazil this summer could be undone by a much-feared weather phenomenon. Climate researchers at the University of Reading say there is a 60% chance of an El Nino event hitting the country.

    The scientists say the complicated meteorological system is likely to cause extremely dry and sunny weather in June and July.

    Teams from the British Isles have traditionally struggled to cope with these types of conditions.

    El Nino is part of a cycle that occurs every two to five years and is characterised by a rise in sea-surface temperatures in central and eastern parts of the Pacific ocean. However, it has implications for the whole world. The event sees large amounts of rain from Asia and Australia transported across to the west coast of the US and South America, often causing floods.

    It can also trigger drought and heat waves, and it can wreak havoc on crops in some locations while boosting yields in others.

    In Peru, for instance, the fishing industry suffers because of the change in sea temperatures but agricultural output rises.

    According to the scientists at Reading, El Nino doesn't bode well for football players more used to the chill and damp of the UK.

    "If it does occur, it would increase the risk of uncomfortably hot and dry conditions in Brazil during June and July," said Dr Nick Klingaman. "Especially in the southern and eastern parts of the country, where England are playing their second and third group games.

    The weather event is unlikely to make any difference to England's first game against Italy, which takes place in Manaus, in the tropical north of the country.

    Speaking after the draw was made last December, coach Roy Hodgson was concerned about England playing their first game in the city.

    "It's in the middle of the Amazonian jungle and the temperatures and humidity are much, much greater than any other place in the country," he said.

    "I'm not certain Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia would have been jumping for joy if they were drawn there. I've never known Brazil, for example, play any of their home matches in Manaus."

    England's two other group games will be played in Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, where they had hoped the temperatures would not be as severe.

    Now researchers are saying that El Nino could lead to more heat, a reduction in cloud cover and more sunshine.

    "If players and coaching staff were hoping for milder and more favourable conditions for their remaining matches, it looks more likely that they could be disappointed," said Dr Klingaman.

    He estimates that temperatures around Rio could increase by around one degree C.

    "While a one degree increase may seem insignificant, not all days will be affected equally," Dr Klingaman said.

    "Extreme temperatures often change by much more than the monthly average. A one degree increase in the monthly average is equivalent to half of all days warming by two degrees, or one-third of all days warming by three degrees."

    The predictions are based on observations from a system of ocean buoys, which can detect warming in the waters and help scientists hone their estimates about the likelihood of an event happening during the year.

    But cuts in US and Japanese funding for the monitoring system may be having an impact. In the past two years, nearly half the buoys in the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean array have stopped working.

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    following with tradition they will get beaten by the germans .... again

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    Pity this does not happen often:

    youtube.com/watch?v=XiBxyPqV1BY

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    What is Scotland's excuse? Not enough English tax money spent on the team?

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    Well Brian

    we should;ve made more us of Dave and Slap in the Channels with Gravesend and Withnall in the penalty area.

    Losing 37-0 to Germans was a close game and Rainfall stopped play when fans started leaping over the wall.

    Luckily Frusty kept a tight box which few dred to enter .

    The Jules Rimmer trophy was awarded to Butterfly as Socal was tied up.

    Argies 3-Hosts 4 after penalties a Messi ending but a beautiful finish
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
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    Fuck this is so easy, Altitude sickness.
    Anything above sea level sendes them into a spin.

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    I didn't know the tournament had started...

    Typical English optimism?...

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    The Aussies are there and you never know your luck in a big city.
    If England won the cup there would be a inquiry on what went wrong.
    'We should have lost again lads, how cum we fuukkn won???"
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    following with tradition they will get beaten by the germans .... again
    I doubt we'll get far enough to play Ze Yermons...

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    Why do they need excuses?

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    Over paid twats.

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    ^Leave the little brown buggers out of this...

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