Category Archives: Soccer

Job Done

Game won, group topped, into the knockout stage. Quite remarkable, all things considered.

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Not Sporting

For several years the University of Nottingham has hosted a Football v Homophobia soccer tournament. That’s certainly a good thing, as soccer is one of the major sports that still has a big problem with homophobia. However, this year a … Continue reading

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Yesterday On Ujima

Yesterday’s radio show was a lot of fun. I spent the first half hour of the show talking to the very talented Jack Wolf about his amazing new novel, The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones. The book is … Continue reading

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Tomorrow On Ujima

I’ll be on the Women’s Outlook show on Ujima tomorrow. We have a busy show for you. My main guest will be Jack Wolf, author of the fascinating Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones. It is a debut fantasy … Continue reading

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Go Vixens!

Bristol sports teams are generally pretty rubbish. In soccer, City are set to finish bottom of the Championship, while Rovers are languishing in League Two*. The rugby club was relegated from the Premiership some years ago and doesn’t look like … Continue reading

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Irresponsible Journalists Cause National Disaster!

It is terrible what these journalist people do, you know. There was England all set to host the soccer World Cup in 2018, and suddenly they get knocked out in the first round of voting. It is all, apparently, the … Continue reading

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Car Football – The Semi Finals

With the action winding down in South Africa I’m sure you have all been wondering what has been happening on YouTube at the Hyundai car football championships. Well, here are the semi-finals. Brazil v Italy England v Spain Well, there’s … Continue reading

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The Football

Credit where due. Nice job, kevr1990.

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A Sport-Filled Day

Wow, that was busy. England v Slovenia; USA v Algeria; Germany v Ghana; Australia v Serbia; and the totally mad tennis match between Isner and Mahut. It’s all go. The World Cup games were played simultaneously by group so teams … Continue reading

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World Cup For Dummies

Football (or “soccer” for my American and Australian friends) is a pretty simple game. Twenty-two guys kick a ball around for an hour and a half, they fall over a lot, and the game often ends without anyone scoring. That … Continue reading

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Unclear On The Concept

Alex Massie reveals that Americans still don’t quite understand how this soccer thing works. Obviously they are mistaking in for cricket, where English fans routinely celebrate draws as victories.

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The Soccer Thing

So, the FIFA World Cup is about to kick off. I don’t really have a dog in this fight. Wales, as usual, didn’t come anywhere near qualifying. Kevin, of course, will be supporting USA, which makes their first game a … Continue reading

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War is Declared?

So, the draw for the World Cup has taken place, and England’s group includes Algeria, Slovenia and the USA. That will be interesting. Two teams go through from each group. By the FIFA rankings that should be England and USA. … Continue reading

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America Under Attack

Dear American readers, I am sorry to have to inform you that your very way of life is under threat. Foreign forces are attempting to undermine all that is good and wholesome about the American way of life. No, this … Continue reading

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Good Day for Swansea – ish

Well, the Ospreys won the game, but they didn’t stop Leicester getting a bonus point, and therefore haven’t won the pool and face a nervous wait to see if they qualify for the quarter-finals as one of the two best … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend

Lots and lots of interesting sport on TV over the weekend. It is the final weekend of the Heineken Cup pool stages, and there’s FA Cup action. Good job there are some nasty rain storms keeping me inside. The Quins … Continue reading

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In the Financial News

Let me get this straight… Manchester United is now sponsored by the US Government???

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Total Futebol?

There are few more satisfying sights in soccer than an Italian defense being ripped to shreds. My those Dutch boys looked good.

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That Wembley Event

Normally I don’t bother too much about soccer, particularly Welsh soccer, because really that’s not what is important in Welsh sport. On the other hand, having Cardiff City in the FA Cup is rather neat. I know that my good … Continue reading

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Americans Hate Soccer

Except in Philadelphia, apparently. Philadelphia doesn’t have an MLS team, and this rankles so badly with them that they have started a fan club for the team that they one day hope to have. Not only that, but they go … Continue reading

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