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The Final Countdown

Just a quickie, before we get onto the serious business of the match ahead. First of all, the team news. Barca are unchanged from the team that demolished Club America on Thursday evenings, so: Valdes, Motta, Marquez, Puyol, Gudjohnsen, Giuly, Ronaldinho, Zambrotta,...

Ahly SC vs Club America

Well. WELL. It’s 4.15, and time for the first match of the afternoon. Ahly SC vs Club America. Sepp Blatter’s out there, wearing what looks like a VERY expensive cashmere coat, and I think he’s about to give a speech. It’s okay, though, because...

Well, We Got Here

In spite of a moment of minor panic on the train out of Tokyo, we made it to Yokohama in one piece. It’s finals day, no less, so there are two matches being played on this final day of the World Club Cup, with Ahly SC taking on Club America for third place...

Over & Out

Well, we weren’t the only people here tonight. In fact, there were 23,000 other hardy souls here, that had braved the cold Tokyo night and we were rewarded with… not a bad game, actually, and a 3-0 win for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors that confirms them as the...

Abandon Ship

After all the excitement of Barcelona’s magnificent performance against Club America last night, it’s almost crashing back to earth that we’re back in the Olympic Stadium for Auckland City against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors this evening. I don’t...