Monthly Archive: December 2006

Saturday Night Fever 0

Saturday Night Fever

I thought I’d better get something on here today, as there’s a good chance that I won’t be able to get anything else on here for another three or four days or so. Under...

Tuxedo Time! 3

Tuxedo Time!

Good evening, boys and girls. How are you all getting on with the quiz? I’ve got no idea how difficult it is because I know all the answers, but I hope it’s given you...

Quiz Time! 2

Quiz Time!

Well, you know how it is. You’re sitting around the office on the week between Christmas and the New Year with nothing to do, just wishing that someone would cobble together a ridiculously fiendish...

Half-Term Report 1

Half-Term Report

All things considered, I feel as if I have a lot to catch up on. We’re at the midway point of the annual Christmas festival of football insanity, and I’ll come back to that...

Ryman Slang 0

Ryman Slang

Having had approximately four hours sleep after a bellyful of cockerel and beef yesterday evening, what better way could I have spent Boxing Day afternoon than at The Victor Gladwish Stadium, Woodside Road, Worthing,...

Winter Wonderland? 1

Winter Wonderland?

Well, good morning everyone and, if I may say so, a very merry Christmas to you all. You will have noted that I managed another correct prediction – Les Reed was, sensitively enough, sacked...

The Boot Room 0

The Boot Room

Back at the start of the 1998-99 season, the DJ and broadcaster Danny Baker offered his listeners a bet. He was so outraged at bookmakers only offering 200/1 against Charlton Athletic winning the Premier...

A Few Final Thoughts 5

A Few Final Thoughts

Okay. It’s… ooh… five past four in the morning, and time for some final thoughts in the World Club Cup. Did the best team win? Well, the layout of it the competition didn’t really...

Inside The Mixed Zone 0

Inside The Mixed Zone

Of course, there was no real need for me to be in the “Mixed Zone”, the area where the players meet the press after the match. I speak no Portuguese at all beyond “obrigado”,...

FC Barcelona vs SC Internacional 9

FC Barcelona vs SC Internacional

Right ho, then. Another truncated version of the “FIFA Anthem”, and we’re ready to go (and might I briefly register my surprise at the number of hacks that actually stood for it – it...

The Final Countdown 0

The Final Countdown

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:...

Ahly SC vs Club America 7

Ahly SC vs Club America

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...

Well, We Got Here 0

Well, We Got Here

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...

Over & Out 1

Over & Out

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,...

Abandon Ship 0

Abandon Ship

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...

A Time To Reflect 1

A Time To Reflect

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...