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Sunday 14th August - same old, same old......

Two more games today, and it was a case of new season, same story as usual. Watched most of the Chelski game, and apart from the last 10 minutes, I thought Chelsea dominated Stoke far more than the Mancs dominated West Brom. 152 more words

Elements of style, and Spain

Barney Ronay, in the Guardian, grapples with the concept of Spain’s footballing success thus far in the tournament playing it in the style they’ve been committed to for a long time now. 1,091 more words

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On Beautiful Beasts

I was planning to write a post on Brazil following the match against Côte d’Ivoire, but one of the most anticipated matches — at least for me — had to be skipped due to unplanned events. 997 more words

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Moody McMoody's Preview to the FIFA World Cup 2010: Part One

As the World Cup approaches, and you check another date off your desktop calendar, we’re pleased to announce the acquisition of a major pundit in our expert panel — the renowned but reclusive, Moody McMoody — who’ll give you a sneak peek at what to expect in the days ahead. 847 more words

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Lone Participant Sports

Now that the Wimbledon trophy is out of the way, we can focus on all that palaver leading up to it: the land of lone participant sport! 302 more words

Choking, as an art-form

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?”

“If you can accept losing, you can’t win.”

– Vince Lombardi

I have never hidden the fact that cricket is a sport very close to my heart. 1,008 more words

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Fans can remain idiots, but they should stop preaching

It’s become such an ineluctable point of reference — if there was any — that one can’t help but defer to the piece by the Guardian’s… 1,586 more words

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