Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Stephen Hawking, the World Cup, and the power of Oi!

Posted By on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 5:20 PM

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A bizarrely eclectic array of experts have been weighing in on England’s World Cup prospects over this past week.

First came Dr. Stephen Hawking's hilariously droll unveiling of his “World Cup Success Formula,” which included the observation that, when it comes to penalty kicks, "England couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo."

Next up are a team of economists who announced on Monday that England belongs to a “group of death” unlikely to make it past the first stage.

All of which means it’s time for the Oi! punk movement to weigh in.

Fortunately for Colorado Anglophiles, The Business will be stirring up the punters at Denver’s Marquis Theater this coming Sunday, with Colorado Springs’ own 99 Bottles doing opening honors.

You can read more about the veteran South London Oi! band — whose “England 5, Germany 1” single became a British soccer anthem — in this week’s Reverb. Meanwhile, here's Stephen...



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