June 2009

latest posts

The Confederations Cup: Egypt 1-0 Italy

On a night like tonight, one has to wonder whether there is something wrong at the heart of the psyche of the Italian national football team. They stand alone amongst the Great Football Nations in that they are prone to these bouts of extreme sudden clumsiness. No-one is going to suggest for a second that…

more 1
June 18, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special Part 3!

Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special Part 3!

Our behind the scenes look at the stars of “Shit Shot Mungo” continues this week with a visit to the palatial home of “Dangerous” Ducky Norton, in which Ducky is eager to share his passion. Which is making models of human phalluses. Lovingly crafted in living Technicolor by Dotmund, this week’s episode features, umm, cartoon…

more 1
June 18, 2009
Ian

The Confederations Cup: USA 0-3 Brazil

The problem with the Confederations Cup, aside from those bloody, bloody, bloody vuvuzela air horns, is that it brings about more mismatches (in terms of quality) than even the World Cup.  However, you’d not necessarily have pegged this game as being one.  If the orthodox Anglocentric viewpoint is to be accepted – that ‘we’ invent…

more 1
June 18, 2009
Ted

The Confederations Cup: South Africa 2-0 New Zealand

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. The clock was ticking this evening as South Africa’s Confederations Cup bid slowly dragged itself to life this evening, with a performance that added little to the widely held perception that they are likely to be the worst host nation in the history of the World Cup when the show rolls…

more 0
June 17, 2009
Ian

The Confederations Cup: Spain 1-0 Iraq

It took Spain 40 years to rebuild their national team into a championship-winning force, so 55 minutes was never going to be too long to wait.  Still, that’s how long they were kept at bay by Bora Milutinovic’s limited but very well-organised Asian champions. With ten men behind the ball throughout, Iraq stifled the Spanish…

more 0
June 17, 2009
Ted

Michael Owen – This Space Available To Rent

At the 1983 British General Election, Labour were almost wiped from the electoral map by a Conservative Party high on the fumes of their peculiar war with Argentina in the South Atlantic. Afterwards, their election manifesto was famously described by the Shadow Home Secretary Gerald Kaufman as “the longest suicide note in history”. For some…

more 3
June 16, 2009
Ian

The Confederations Cup: Italy 3-1 USA

It starts off as a low whining sound. You turn the sound down on the television wondering whether the washing machine is playing up or whether the cat is ill, but the sound goes away as you mute it. Are the speakers playing up? Is there a problem with the reception? It can’t be. In…

more 0
June 15, 2009
Ian
1 2 3 4 7
Also available on…
Speek Yo Branes
Socialise With Us