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The photo being used for this blog’s title picture was taken in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup in a small township outside Johannesburg called Mohklakeng. Football Federation Australia was, at the time, bidding to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup and thought it would create great publicity to deliver 9,000 “lap desks” to local school children. This was a good idea, which had benefit to the local kids, but provided nothing tangible for Australia’s World Cup bid.

I drove to Mohklakeng early in the morning and arrived at the same time a bus chartered by Football Federation Australia was shipping in Australian journalists to cover some kind of ceremony at a local school. The local population thought that the actual Australian team were coming to visit and laid on a frenzied welcome. They ran along the side of the bus carrying the journalists as if they were…

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