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Entries from July 30th, 2006

Next please, 2010 South Africa?

July 30th, 2006 · No Comments · Features, Football

The local newspapers carry almost daily stories around the serious issues that the country has yet to address before a tournament of any kind is possible. The most serious concern for visitors is crime. Johannesburg and Cape Town are rated as the two most dangerous cities outside a war zone. But that issue aside there […]

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Good bye, good riddance

July 2nd, 2006 · No Comments · Features, Football

It wasn’t the first time that we’ve cringed at the lack of quality and tactical naivet? of an England team but it was the first time that we’ve wished the other side to score during extra-time. Not just to avoid the inevitable sorry spectacle of England losing their nerve at a penalty shoot-out, but also […]

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Monde Mundo Mondo

July 2nd, 2006 · No Comments · Armchair Fan, Football

It can also show us a little about the character of the participating nations and even the interested observers. 월드컵 – South Koreans, probably the most ravenous adopters of new technologies, tried a more low-tech approach to following their team. The staff at a Seoul aquarium dressed the penguins in the shirts of competing teams […]

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Long Odds

July 1st, 2006 · No Comments · Betting, Football

Although we have a mixed track record, what with backing Spain to reach the Quarter Finals and Togo to reach the second round, we can confidently predict that an England v. Germany final is a statistical possibility. Until 4.00 that is. Not even the bookies can agree on the most likely winners. England, despite still […]

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