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World Cup: The Final Beckons

ImagelinkAfter an impressive display of 'sexypass keepaway fancy-footwork but no-finish', Spain switched gears. In the 73rd minute Carles 'the Lion' Puyol thundered in a terrifying header to lead his side to a 1-0 victory over

By |2017-09-14T08:43:55+00:00July 8 2010|

World Cup Quarterfinals: Day 2

ImagelinkHolland won, and Ghana fell at the last hurdle yesterday. Today will be tough to match yesterday in terms of ecstasy and agony, but it shouldn't want for drama - particularly this afternoon.Argentina and Germany

By |2017-09-14T08:43:55+00:00July 3 2010|

World Cup Quarterfinals: Day 1

ImagelinkThe action today kicks off with Brazil-Holland then Ghana and Uruguay. One match could be an epic battle of skill and class, the other the whole world will be watching.I jest: of course people will

By |2015-02-03T16:02:47+00:00July 2 2010|

Sconfitta d’Italia

ImagelinkIt was a sad day in my house yesterday. We watched Italy lose 3-2 to Slovakia and get bounced out of the World Cup in the first round, placing last in a pretty weak group.The

By |2017-09-14T08:43:55+00:00June 24 2010|

Algeria’s Scoreless Draw!

ImagelinkWe're weekending in Marseilles en route to London and our rented apartment overlooks the Vieux-Port. It seems like a busy place - especially last night. We were kept up until quite late by Algerian fans

By |2017-09-14T08:43:55+00:00June 19 2010|

World Cup Fever Dreams!

ImagelinkThe World Cup is the planet's biggest, most colourful and most fantasy-friendly tournament. (Code: 185181-44323). There are simply not enough pull-out supplements, fantasy leagues, or twitter feeds to slake my thirst. Last time around, I

By |2017-09-14T08:43:55+00:00June 7 2010|

Calciopoli

My Calciopoli article for the Roman Forum is finally online! Calciopoli: a Tale of Two Halves For Italian football 2006 has truly been the best of times and the worst of times. It's hard to

By |2017-09-14T08:44:23+00:00December 23 2006|