Posts made in June, 2010

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand

By on Jun 24, 2010 in Latest | 2 comments

If you’d told New Zealand beforehand that they’d go through the group unbeaten and finish above Italy, I daresay they’d have settled for that. And they’d be right to feel pretty pleased with themselves, but they’ll be frustrated that it wasn’t enough to get them through, and they go home as just the sixth team in World Cup history...

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World Cup 2010: Slovakia 3-2 Italy

World Cup 2010: Slovakia 3-2 Italy

By on Jun 24, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Some games just don’t need much of an introduction. And this is one. On paper, Group F looked fairly predictable. Holders Italy were expected to win the group, with Paraguay behind. Slovakia were seen as one of the weaker European nations, and New Zealand were considered the weakest team in the competition. It hasn’t turned out like that. Italy have gone the way of...

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Mungo in Africa, part 5

Mungo in Africa, part 5

By on Jun 24, 2010 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for more from the studios of Clack TV and Mungo in Africa.  Today, anchorman Ron Bongo, Glasgow Paisley boss Henny Jings and Heart of Clachmaninshire’s own Mungo McCrackas get stuck in to some serious analysis of England’s progress through the group stages, with predictably insightful results.  In between...

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World Cup Group Phase: Your Guide to the Permutations (Part 3)

World Cup Group Phase: Your Guide to the Permutations (Part 3)

By on Jun 24, 2010 in Latest | 1 comment

Only the first of today’s groups has any sort of possible complications, this evening it’s straightforward. Another reminder, it’s goal difference and goals scored first, then head-to-heads and finally drawing of lots. Group F Paraguay 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 Italy 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 New Zealand 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 Slovakia 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1 Remaining games (Thu,...

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2010 World Cup Australia 2-1 Serbia

2010 World Cup Australia 2-1 Serbia

By on Jun 23, 2010 in Latest | 0 comments

On a day when England had played and won and qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup, by the time the second set of games was ready to kick-off the day’s sports events were being overshadowed – or at least challenged for prominence – by an extraordinary first round singles match between two little known men at Wimbledon. I’d...

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