Monthly Archive: June 2006

England Doesn’t Expect 7

England Doesn’t Expect

England 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago Well, they made hard work of it, again. For over eighty minutes, it looked as if the wheels had well and truly fallen off Sven’s wagon. England couldn’t blame...

Oh Yes, We’re The Great Ecuador 1

Oh Yes, We’re The Great Ecuador

Costa Rica 0-3 Ecuador So, farewell Costa Rica. Like Poland, they were a team that landed in Germany with realistic hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages, but they’ve been found out at this...

The Story So Far… 3

The Story So Far…

Okay. Well, apart from Germany & Poland, we’ve seen everybody once, so now is about as good a time as any to have a quick look at what we’ve seen so far. It has...

Poles Apart 1

Poles Apart

Germany 1-0 Poland I suppose it was hardly surprising that it took Gary Lineker barely three minutes to describe “a Polish invasion of Dortmund tonight”, but it didn’t make it any less tiresome. Commentator...

Sheikh, Rattle & Roll 1

Sheikh, Rattle & Roll

Saudi Arabia 2-2 Tunisia Earlier this afternoon, we were treated to the upper end of world football. A team playing at the top of it’s game, full of confidence and, for the first time...

Sangria & Sangria 0

Sangria & Sangria

Spain 4-0 Ukraine Spain. The perennial under-achievers. For years and years, they have flattered to decieve. Often packed with as many start players as the other top nations, they alone have been consistent in...

Cruyff-side 0

Cruyff-side

Okay – I’m pissing around with Youtube at the moment, because I thought of this and decided that you can never really see it too many times. Johann Cruyff, against Sweden in 1974. More...

A Few Things Before I Go To Bed: 4

A Few Things Before I Go To Bed:

First of all, here’s a picture of Ronaldo binge-eating Bratwurst in a futile attempt to come to terms with the fact that he is now officially rubbish at football. It was made for me...