Posts made in 2006

A Time To Reflect

By on Dec 14, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

I don’t know. Maybe Barca fans are just used to this sort of thing, week in week out. On this sort of showing, though, there surely can be no stopping them in the final of the World Club Cup on Sunday and, as I said below, Inter must be absolutely cacking themselves at the thought if having to line up against this lot in just three days time. Not, of course,...

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Club America vs FC Barcelona

By on Dec 14, 2006 in Latest | 5 comments

Well, eyes down for a full house. I’m in the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama and, at the time of writing, there are ten minutes to kick-off. Team news: Barca have put out a surprisingly strong team. Ronaldinho, Deco, Gudjohnsen, Van Brockhorst and Zambrotta all start. Just looking down their team list brings a tear to one’s eye. Edmilson, Thuram, Xavi,...

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What I’ve Learnt This Week

By on Dec 14, 2006 in Latest | 0 comments

We’re in Yokohama this evening for Barcelona vs Club Mexico. The Japanese fans are really out in force this evening, and they’re all supporting Barca. It’s going to be a home match for them this evening. The arrival of the Catalans in Japan has caused more excitement than I thought it might. The hacks are all here this evening, and my excitement...

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Ahly SC vs Internacional

By on Dec 13, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

So, Inter vs Ahly SC tonight. Inter should win this comfortably tonight, but they’d be foolish to treat it as a training match.In spite of their somewhat insipid performance against Auckland City, they’re a decent team. 7.10: A really disappointing turnout from the locals this evening. Ten minutes to kick-off, and there are vast swathes of empty seats...

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The Brazilians Are Here!

By on Dec 13, 2006 in Latest | 0 comments

A very long walk through the bowels of The Olympic Stadium took me up to the concourse where the Internacional supporters had congregated and, never having seen Brazilian supporters in the flesh before, nothing could have prepared for the noise and enthusiasm that they have brought to this competition. Never mind that it’s raining in Tokyo this evening. The...

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