Select Page
France Fall At The First

France Fall At The First

In England, it isn’t difficult to run into Francophobia. Sometimes it feels as if a range of feelings from mild dislike to irrational, rabid hatred are hard-wired into our DNA. As such, those of us that like (or even love) the country that lies just the other...
World Cup 2010: South Africa 2-1 France

World Cup 2010: South Africa 2-1 France

Twelve years ago, at their own World Cup finals, France comfortably beat South Africa in their opening group game, going on to become the sixth nation to win the tournament at home.  Today South Africa became the first hosts in the 80-year history of the competition...
World Cup 2010: South Africa 0-3 Uruguay

World Cup 2010: South Africa 0-3 Uruguay

Today is National Youth Day in South Africa. It marks the anniversary of the start of the 1976 Soweto riots, which began with the death of twenty-three people after the police opened fire on a protest in the township against the imposition of Arikaans in schools. The...
World Cup 2010: South Africa 1-1 Mexico

World Cup 2010: South Africa 1-1 Mexico

The gloves are now off.  For the first game of any World Cup, you always need to pick your strongest side.  Anything else would be foolhardy, so we can be fairly sure we are seeing people’s strongest hand.  How, then, did ITV do?  This year it was their turn to...
World Cup Preview: Group A

World Cup Preview: Group A

The 19th FIFA World Cup kicks off in nine weeks today, and as such Dotmund continues his almost-in-depth look ahead to this summer’s festivities.  Today is the beginning of his preview of each of the eight groups, having been sent foraging for facts on the...