'Our forces in the Cape have suffered a reverse': Tobias Grubbe on England's World Cup exit
I am a big fan of that Georgian man of letters Tobias Grubbe who rather incongruously has established himself on that new fangled thing called the internet via twitter @tobiasgrubbe, and his opinions can be read at the Telegraph and at journalisted. His latest missive is on England's humiliating exit from the World Cup, although Grubbe puts it more elegantly as "Our forces in the Cape have suffered a reverse". I was lucky enough to bump into Grubbe's creators Michael Cross and Matthew Buck at the news:rewired conference at the Microsoft headquarters in London before they headed off to the nearest coffee house or tavern. More power to Grubbe's elbow says I.
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