Posts made in 2006

The Final Countdown

By on Dec 17, 2006 in Latest | 0 comments

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, Van Bronckhorst, Deco, Iniesta. For Inter, Pato, The Duck, plays. Quacking news. He was excellent...

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Ahly SC vs Club America

By on Dec 17, 2006 in Latest | 7 comments

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 I’ve got my headphones on, and I’m going to drown him out by listening to “The...

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Well, We Got Here

By on Dec 17, 2006 in Latest | 0 comments

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 before the main event – Barcelona vs Internacional. To my considerable surprise, they’re not...

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Over & Out

By on Dec 15, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

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 fifth best team in the world. If you have a problem with that, you should probably take the matter up...

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Abandon Ship

By on Dec 15, 2006 in Latest | 0 comments

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 mean this as a slight against either of these fine sporting establishments. The Olympic Stadium is...

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