Author: Edward

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E32

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo is episode number fifty, no less, and in this week’s episode Heart of Clackmannannshire finally face up to the relegation battle that sees them almost one hundred points from safety in the league. Unfortunately, Mungo McCrackas isn’t the man to spearhead any revival, so Sir Roddy Bulbs takes control of the situation and brings back the only man that can save the day: Glen Roeder! No surprises there, then. Still, at least it wasnt Bryan Robson. As ever, this week’s Mungo is produced in Dobly by Dotmund, and is also available...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that has been all-encompassing. In the case of Spain, it was decided that it would probably be for the best just to not bother having any for the sake of national unity.

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Shit Shot Mungo – S02E32

This week’s episode of Shit Shot Mungo deals with the aftermath of what has come to be “Nutsgate”, wrestles the tricky situation of Heart of Clackmannanshirebeing so far adrift at the bottom of the SPL table that they can only be seen with binoculars and also features the welcome return of the chairman, Sir Roddy Bulbs.

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E31

Thursday night, of course, is Mungo night, and this week’s “Shit Shit Mungo” sees art (to the extent that this can be calld “art”) mirror life, as news of Mungo’s affair with a woman from 1967 (which he managed when he passed through a vortex in time and space – oh, do keep up) breaks in the present day.

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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 sports so brilliant everyone in the world adopts them and then get good enough to beat us hollow – this match represents a battle between the great old new-world football power and the coming colossus.  In reality, the hardworking-but-useless USA team were taken to pieces by a Brazil side who, moving more into their stride now, could turn goalscoring opportunities on or off as it pleased them.  3-0 it finished and, as the old saying goes, the US were lucky to get nil. Brazil coach Dunga said that jet-lag was at least partially responsible for his side’s lacklustre display against Egypt on Monday and so had made 4 changes to his starting eleven.  This is a large number of changes to make in an entire tournament let alone between games, so is the sort of bold decision which is prone to making a manager’s reputation or else getting them in a lot of trouble.  The USA, who had been neat and tidy if little else in their defeat by a typically chaotic Italy on...

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