Category Archives: Sportsball (World Cup 2010)

Football 10/11: vs Man City (FA Cup)

Dissapointing, in several ways. It was even enough affair for most of the match, and we had our chances. But City got the break they needed, the United defence varying between good and bad all game. Toure took his effort … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Slovakia

Robbie Keane should no longer be in this team. A player long past his prime, unable to get a game at his club, or interest another long enough to keep him, I fear the only reason he continues to get … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010): The Last Word

So, the tournament is over and we have new World Cup Champions. Before I put my coverage of Sportsball 2010 to bed (and start on my coverage of English Sportsball 10/11) I’d like to give my last word on each team … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twenty-Five (The World Cup Final)

Spain 1-0 Netherlands So, there you have it. New World Cup Champions. Spain started out far brighter. They were the ones pushing on, while the Dutch seemed unable to create anything upfront. Spain managed to work some opportunities, but the … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twenty-Four (3rd Place Play-Off)

Uruguay 2-3 Germany I’m gratified to have been dead right about the 3rd Place Play-Off. A truly excellent contest, one of the best games of tournament. Back and forth attacking football from both sides, plenty of goals, both teams giving … Continue reading

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Sportsball: In Defence Of The 3rd Place Play-Off

The 3rd Place Play-Off gets a lot of criticism. People say its pointless. Neither nation is really playing for anything. Both are inevitably deflated following their semi-final defeats. It’s hard to fill the stadium. It’s just an extra game to … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twenty-Three (Semi-Finals)

Spain 1-0 Germany So, with the Dutch waiting for the victor, we got one of the most intriguing and hard to call matches of the tournament. Torres was finally dropped and the effectiveness of the Spanish attack was clearly improved. Much … Continue reading

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