Yearly Archive: 2006

My Other Car’s A Toyota 1

My Other Car’s A Toyota

To my considerable surprise, this post is coming to you from the media centre, deep in the bowels of the Toyota Stadium, in Toyota City. Sponsorship taken to its logical conclusion, I’m sure you’ll...

Those Magnificent Men… 6

Those Magnificent Men…

Part One: The wonder that is modern technology means that I can begin my first blog of this World Club Championship from considerably higher up in the air than I have ever been before....

As Bad As It Got: Manchester United 0

As Bad As It Got: Manchester United

Last night, Manchester United squeezed into the last sixteen of the Champions League. In this day and age, failure to do so (as they did – with hilarious consequences – last season) is treated...

The Global Village 0

The Global Village

Well, my plane reservation has been booked, my hotel reservation has been made, and (I get the feeling that some of you may chortle at this) my FIFA accreditation has arrived. I have no...

The Referee’s A…. Well, You Know 0

The Referee’s A…. Well, You Know

Sometimes, you read something that is so, well, strange that it passes under you radar. Then, some way down the line, you’re reminded of it again and you can’t help but think, “well, what...

Welcome To The Cheap Seats 2

Welcome To The Cheap Seats

Now, I know it’s getting close to Christmas and everything, and perhaps it shouldn’t surprise me, but the statistic that stood out most over the weekend was the paltry crowd of 16,799 at Ewood...

More Than A Club? 0

More Than A Club?

It’s really difficult to come up with anything to say about FC Barcelona, isn’t it? Surely it’s all been said already. A friend of mine went to see them at the Nou Camp last...

Internacional Rescue 1

Internacional Rescue

Four down, two to go. Sport Club Internacional’s success in the Copa Libertadores was something of a surprise. Inter, named by their founders after Internazionale of Milan, had long been the massive under-achievers of...