I was storing up this latest pic of Moses Mabhida Stadium and its new lawn until my exclusive interview with a World Cup 2010 heavyweight was ready… but, sorry, I just cannot help myself.
My Hatpeople, feast your eyes on the lush green turf freshly installed at far and away South Africa’s most ridiculously exciting World Cup venue..
Because that’s how we roll in Durban. With our clothes off. Well, with our year-round sub-tropical hotness, wouldn’t you? Especially if you are a poor soul somehow existing in rainy, chilly old Cape Town. But I mustn’t get started…
Anyway, if that former Man United ponce Cristiano Ronaldo is looking at this pic and praying that Portugal get drawn to play in Durban (if they qualify, which is looking doubtful), he’ll certainly get a warm reception here. And not from our legendary babes who barely wear bikinis on the golden sands just a Jan-Arne Riise throw-in from the stadium. No. From the bleed-Liverpool-red Durban hardcore supporters club, of which I am a fully paid-up member.
We’re hoping that Stevie G and the rest of Capello’s world-beaters will kick off their campaign to win their second World Cup right here in this magnificent groundbreaking stadium. And surely it shall come to pass.