June 8, 2010

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UEFA’s Financial Fair Play – The Usual Suspects Have Their Say

It was predictable, but depressing nonetheless. UEFA’s new rules on finances for clubs entering their competitions have garnered the usual barbs from the usual mix of free-marketeers, journalistic free-loaders, xenophobes in general, Francophobes in particular and people who just hate UEFA president Michel Platini. It would be nice – challenging, even – if there was…

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June 8, 2010
Mark

Unnecessary World Cup Music

Dizzee Rascal has already had four number one singles in the United Kingdom. His motives, therefore, for getting involved with the atrocious Simon Cowell vehicle World Cup song “Shout” (a cover of the 1984 Tears For Fears protest song), remain unclear. Perhaps he genuinely feels that hollering at the top of his voice about “Bobby…

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June 8, 2010
Ian

Video Of The Week: “The Match Of The Century” – Italy vs West Germany, 1970

The other week, we brought you the 1970 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Uruguay in its entirety, and this week it’s time for the other semi-final from that tournament between Italy and West Germany. Italy had started the 1970 World Cup finals slowly. They won their group, but only managed one win, by a…

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June 8, 2010
Ian
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