Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Jinky Johnson Set For The Top

September 8, 2010

His rise to the top of the game seems to have been full on over the past week or so, especially after scoring two goals in two international appearances in recent days.

Yet, Adam Johnson (pictured above) has always been set for the top of the game in England and who knows he may venture abroad in years to come.

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Gerrard Central To Success

September 4, 2010

England v Bulgaria: player ratings

England begun to banish the ghost of another poor world cup past with the first game in the qualification for the 2012 European Championships with a convincing 4-0 victory over group G compatriots Bulgaria.

Several performances stood out for notable mention, Joe Hart looked assured in-goal, Jermain Defoe at his lethal best, Wayne Rooney returning to his former self but one mans performance brought a smile to my face.

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Thomas Muller – A Star Is Born

July 7, 2010

I like to think I have a keen eye for spotting sporting talents before the majority of sports fans do and then seeing them hit the world stage, almost brings a tear to my eye.

They have made the mark and I have proved right to back their talents and as they hit the world stage and others join in on the bandwagon, I can think, I saw him/her first!!

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My Proposal Is Rocket Science To FIFA

July 2, 2010

Just a quick blog to have a rant at the so-called governing body of World football, that is more commonly and politely known as, FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), though we all have less polite versions I am sure.

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The English Inquisition Begins…

June 29, 2010

Well another tournament, another failing from the English football team and as the players return to this country the inquisition will continue into why England have yet again failed to produce at a major footballing tournament.

I’ll admit that the hurt, anger and embarrassment which initially ensued my thoughts after the second round reversal against an energetic German outfit, have been replaced with a more philosophical, pragmatic and honest frame of mind.

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Diego Forlan – The Underrated Maestro

June 18, 2010

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Whilst taking in one of many World Cup group fixtures, it was a pleasure as a football purist to see a master class from a player who almost became a regular for my local club, Middlesbrough.

Diego Forlan (pictured above, celebrating his 2nd goal versus South Africa) was the man in question, who put in  a performance many will struggle to match between now and the end of the tournament.

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Sports Viewing Is In Need Of A Shake-Up!

June 16, 2010

It can easily be argued by many that we get too much sport on the tele-box these days but then the sports fanatics amongst us, would argue that, some sports don’t get a fair representation on television, for one reason or another.

Where do you stand?

Here are my views and opinions…

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Things I Have Noticed So Far…

June 14, 2010

The greatest football tournament, sorry the greatest sporting event alongside the Olympic Games, has begun in South Africa over the previous weekend, though you probably knew this and I thought I would share my thoughts on some of my observations.

Don’t worry, this will not contain a ‘easy-to-do’ have a go at Robert Green or an acknowledgement that it has been way too long for the tournament to finally be held in Africa.

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Printing Money – A World Cup 2010 Special

June 9, 2010

My good friend and betting guru, Gavin Horsfall has yet again provided the blog with a betting preview on the greatest tournament in the world. Take it away Gavin!

And so it begins…

Four weeks of wall to wall football with the best players from all four corners of the football world descending on South Africa, for some this will be the pinnacle of an illustrious career for others just another step towards eternal underachievement and mediocrity.

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Who Will Win The 2010 Football World Cup?

June 9, 2010

As the World’s greatest football tournament is due to get under way in South Africa and play out over the coming month, who do you think will win the tournament?

Will you be backing England under the guidance of Fabio Capello or will you go for tournament favourites, Spain, Brazil or Italy? Maybe an outsider like the Ivory Coast or the United States?

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