OK – you have been expecting me to say something about the New Zealand's spectacular undefeated appearance at the FIFA 2010 World Cup . .  and here it is.

Paraguay could not beat the Kiwis.
Slovakia???? Nope!!
Not even Italy, the defending world champions, could beat the Kiwis.

That's because the KIWIS ARE UNBEATABLE!

And for my English friends, who are still licking their wounds after their frustrating draw with USA, and narrow win against Slovenia, may I remind you of this . . .

Telegraph's embarrassing prediction [Nov 1999] "Although celebrating only their second appearance in a finals tournament, New Zealand's collection of lower-league players is unlikely to pose any real threat at World Cup 2010 . . . Telegraph verdict: Only their second World Cup Finals, they will struggle to gain a point in South Africa and would appear to be the whipping boys of any group with their collection of journeymen and lower league players. . . "

Whipping boys, ay ???. . . I DON'T THINK SO because nobody  . . ..  NOBODY . .  not even the world champions . .  whipped the Kiwis! They are unbeatable AND undefeatable! As I said.

Final word from Nat King Cole who has been watching the games from the heavenly grandstands and just appeared in a dream to tell me something:

Thanks Nat. We hear ya!

Related: NZ also shook things up by bringing the first female team doctor in the 80 year history of the FIFA World Cup.

And speaking of unbeatable kiwis, did you know my cousin Genevieve runs
New Zealand's most unbeatable and undefeatable food blog? Its called Genevieve's Cuisine.
Genevieve, in case you given to NZ trivia, is the daughter of my Uncle
Neil McGough, unbeatable symphony conductor, and the man who gave Kiri Te Kanawa her first break into the music industry.
to Kiri's
,  "Her first break came in 1962 when conductor, Neil
McGough, auditioned her for the Maori musical, Unwane. McGough said:
"She got the job after three bars", and released an album which
converted her into "a new musical star"."

When I was young,
Uncle Neil listened to me attempt to play the piano but he wasn't NEARLY
as impressed with me as he was with Kiri's musical talent. He didn't
even ask me to sing for him. I guess we can't all be unbeatable and
undefeatable Kiwis. Some of us are just ordinary Kiwis. But the world
needs some of them also.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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