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2nd round

england got through to the second round of the world cup yesterday. it was possibly the most boring game of football ever but that hardly matters.

it's a very strange competition as the two favourites, france and argentina, are both out already. it makes it difficult to see beyond brazil who seem to be on fire. if we beat denmark on saturday, we will have to face them in the quarter-finals. but it would be good to even get that far.

apart from the footy things are going to be pretty quiet for the next few weeks as far as i can tell. i've got no plans for anything particularly exciting, work is just really ticking over. it might be a good chance to relax for the summer. my big concern at the moment is the state of the contracting market which is meant to be getting better but i know of several good people struggling to find work still.