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Guest post: An Englishman without a team

By David Goodhart  

Japan? At least they're not Germany

After two days in the bone-dry, impoverished Eastern Cape, where a white face is a novelty in the rural villages, it was a bit of a shock to land in big, brash, sprawling Durban. It might have been Atlanta except for the sea, the large Asian population and, well, the fact that this is South Africa. It is meant to be sunny and warm here even in the winter, but appropriately enough it was grey and raining for…

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