Posts Tagged "Ghana"

Condescending Upon Ghana And Supporting England

By on Mar 30, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Mark Critchley watched the friendly match between England and Ghana last night. Here they are. Our boys. No, not them I mean… Fine, alright then, not our boys – our ‘other’ boys, the ones playing against our ‘real’ boys. Yes of course it’s ok to support both. It’s the twenty-first century for fuck’s sake, everybody rutted each other at Woodstock and now we’re...

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World Cup 2010: Uruguay 1-1 Ghana (Uruguay Win 4-2 On Penalties)

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 1-1 Ghana (Uruguay Win 4-2 On Penalties)

By on Jul 3, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 7 comments

If this isn’t the signature match of this World Cup, an absolute classic awaits. All the “total football” focus had been on Holland v Brazil but in the end only Brazil played like they did in 1974; while this… this match was total… everything. The streets of Ghana’s capital Accra are not as packed as Ned Boulting and ITV would have been hoping when they flew 3,000...

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World Cup 2010: United States 1-2 Ghana (aet)

World Cup 2010: United States 1-2 Ghana (aet)

By on Jun 26, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

When Ghana becamse independent in 1957, the first of the wave of sub-Saharan countries to do so in that period, there’s a nice story about then Vice-President Richard Nixon attending their Independence Day celebrations. The US were broadly supportive of countries seeking to cast of the yoke of the old European colonial powers, and a beaming Nixon was shaking...

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World Cup 2010: Ghana 0-1 Germany

World Cup 2010: Ghana 0-1 Germany

By on Jun 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

If England supporters had reason to be concerned that their run of not having been knocked out at the opening stages of the World Cup finals since 1958 mind come to an end, then the question of what might be running through the minds of German supporters this evening probably also merits our consideration. Germany last failed to get through the opening round of the...

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