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If the quality of the football at this World Cup has been called into question, there can be no argument about the fact we have seen some scintillating performances from attacking players and some stunning goals. For obvious reasons, I have been studying my fellow strikers closer than any other players in South Africa and the race for the Golden Boot has been thrilling.
Forward Thinking: Dunga's men are starting to purr while playing almost entirely within themselves. There is something European about them
Forward Thinking: Bent was the only striker in any of the big European leagues to score 20 or more league goals last season and not go to the World Cup
Forward Thinking: He is versatile in terms of position, dynamic in terms of making his team tick, and when allowed to roam the danger he presents is frightening
Glenn Hoddle let personal animosity between us influence a footballing decision. He struggled to get on with me professionally
QPR defender to return without surgery after scans show no more skull damage
Fired Up! Bayern worked hard, closed United down and got better and better during the game
Fired Up! He now faces Arsenal in a match of two Total Football sides. What a prospect
Fired Up! I walk on to the pitch, 60,000 watching. Teddy is coming off - and he snubs me
Fired Up! Most people can text or flirt or do pretty much whatever they want in their private life