Category: The Ball

Unnecessary World Cup Music 3

Unnecessary World Cup Music

Dizzee Rascal has already had four number one singles in the United Kingdom. His motives, therefore, for getting involved with the atrocious Simon Cowell vehicle World Cup song “Shout” (a cover of the 1984...

Thirty-One World Cup Shirts 6

Thirty-One World Cup Shirts

It’s that time again. Back by popular demand (to be precise, two people), it’s time for our quadrennial report of all the team shirts that will be on display at the upcoming World Cup....

The Monday Morning Links Repository 0

The Monday Morning Links Repository

By the end of this week, the World Cup finals will be under way, so this week’s links are largely taken up with different angles on looking forward to the tournament, although there is...

World Cup Preview: Group H 0

World Cup Preview: Group H

The 19th World Cup Finals kick-off in just seven days, and the impending five week surge of ill-informed tabloid jingoism is tantalisingly within reach. Trying hard to not get carried away, but gnawing at the rope which tethers him to his kennel with excitement nevertheless is Dotmund, who today completes his in-depth look at the runners and riders for South Africa 2010. Today, a sneaky peak at the reigning European champions, a second-time Central American qualifier, a team from a country with a lot of cheese in and a team from a country which is quite long and thin.

Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E03 0

Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E03

This  week’s Mungo is the last of the current short run of “Substitute!”, and features a Scottish referee with a name that some of you may find somewhat familiar. Tonight is a very auspicious...

Dundee Count The Cost Of Failure 1

Dundee Count The Cost Of Failure

A trivia question for you to start with: name the nine cities to have produced more than one club to reach the European Cup (or Champions League) semi-finals. The full list is at the bottom, but I’ll give you a headstart by telling you which is the smallest such city – it’s Dundee, each of the city’s senior clubs having lost at that stage on one occasion.

Crystal Palace Avoid The Axe… Just 9

Crystal Palace Avoid The Axe… Just

It has been a long Bank Holiday weekend for Crystal Palace supporters, and the new working week started with the longest day of all. With no take-over of the stricken club having been confirmed,...