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I'm nervous about USA v England tomorrow. We all know that the USA has better dentistry, better writers, better mix-tapes, better magazines, higher GDP per head, more charismatic leaders. Football is what England is supposed to be good at. What makes it worse, there are characters in our New York office who will never shut up if USA win.
The last time I cared so much about a football match was when Southampton got to the 2003 FA Cup Final. That time I got so over-excited that I passed out in a gutter at half time.
Anyway, enough about me.
You are probably looking forward to a glorious month of football. Our sister company, Picklive
, is looking forward to the most hectic month of their existence. They'll be covering every game. What's more, as of today you can play for real money.
For those of you who don't know, Picklive is like real-time fantasy football. If standard football betting encourages you to focus on the big strategy, Picklive encourages you to focus on the tactics within a match (For instance: 'who should I substitute now?'). One of the investors described Picklive as 'Betfair meets Playfish' and I guess that explains it in a 'Raiders of the Lost meets 'Avatar' sort of a way.
If you haven't played it, it is worth a try - especially as for the next month there are matches in work hours.