Posts made in June, 2006

Sick Of The World Cup?

By on Jun 23, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Well, a team of boffins have come up with a genius idea: The Unofficial World Championship. The idea is simple. England and Scotland played the first international match in 1870. Scotland are unlikely to ever be caught as the team with the best overall record (thanks to the quirks of the long-lost Home Internationals), but can you guess before clicking who the...

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Fight Fight Fight!

By on Jun 23, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 7 comments

Watching too much football on the television can do funny things to you. Sitting here, watching France trying desperately to batter down the Togolese defence, my mind turned (yet again) to the commentators of days gone by. This time, Gerald Sinstadt. He was of the old school – physically, there was something of the Alan Whicker about him – and was what...

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Siesta Time

By on Jun 23, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Ukraine 1-0 Tunisia / Spain 1-0 Saudi Arabia After all the excitement of last night, it was back to the dull and the ordinary this afternoon. Spain decided to field their entire reserve team against the Saudis, but still had enough about them to win, in spite of a surprisingly heroic performance by Zaid in the Saudi Arabian goal. Juanito scored the only goal, but...

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Brazil Nuts

By on Jun 23, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Brazil 4-1 Japan / Australia 2-2 Croatia What, exactly, possessed the BBC make Brazil-Japan their featured match? Anyone looking at the schedule after the draw would have been able to tell you that the battle for second place in this group was going to be between Australia and Croatia. Well, not the BBC, who seem to think that we’d prefer to watch Ronaldinho...

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When Saturday Comes

By on Jun 23, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Those of you that know me will be aware that we moved to Brighton two months ago. In all of the excitement, I forgot to change the address on my “When Saturday Comes”, meaning that, for the first time in many, many years, I missed an edition. So, I emailed them and updated my details, and, to my delight, I received an email back from them yesterday not...

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