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So Just How Long Is The Road To Redemption?

So Just How Long Is The Road To Redemption?

Matty Adams October 29, 2013 Comments Off

This past summer has provided several telling tales at White Hart Lane – the huge saga revolving around the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and the several new players that have arrived

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Kaizer Chief Tshaba-lands in Forest

Kaizer Chief Tshaba-lands in Forest

January 17, 2011 0

One of the stars of this summer’s World Cup, Siphiwe Tshabalala, could be set for a move to English football with the news he’s due to arrive for a trial period at Nottingham Forest. 

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If England were more like North Korea…

If England were more like North Korea…

August 1, 2010 0

Radio Free Asia reported last week that North Korea’s World Cup team were subjected to a public barracking upon their return from South Africa. Threeandin wonders how such a story might read if the

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What I learnt about South Africa

What I learnt about South Africa

July 15, 2010 6

Hello guys.  Or, as the Saffers would cheerfully say, “Howzit oaks”.  (Grammar fans: be not alarmed.  Although ‘Howzit’ would appear to constitute a compressed question, it has come to lose that linguistic inflection.  See:

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The impact of the World Cup

The impact of the World Cup

Last man back July 13, 2010 14

Now that the show is well and truly over what will be the lasting impact of this World Cup? Will it be in South Africa which has spent a fortune on hosting the tournment?

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World Cup Winners & Losers: The Final

World Cup Winners & Losers: The Final

July 12, 2010 3

WINNERS Andres Iniesta Scorer of the crucial goal, Iniesta made a mockery of his earlier reluctance to shoot with a thumping finish across the goalkeeper, followed by a moving tribute to Daniel Jarque. For

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World Cup: Threeandin XIs

World Cup: Threeandin XIs

Last man back July 12, 2010 0

Lastmanback’s World Cup XI, playing in a 4-3-3. Goalkeeper: Diego Benaglio - in a tournament in which no keeper really stood out the one that sticks most in my head is Benaglio. He looked

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Thoughts on the World Cup final

Thoughts on the World Cup final

Last man back July 11, 2010 4

So, it’s all over, Spain have won the World Cup and we can take a few days break from football until pre-season starts. Some thoughts on the final though. Spain were deserving winners of

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World Cup Winners & Losers: Days 26-30

World Cup Winners & Losers: Days 26-30

July 11, 2010 0

A little overdue – this write-up looks at the semi-finals and the pointless yet entertaining third/fourth play-off. WINNERS Diego Forlan A loser in the semis but a winner across the tournament.  Almost certainly the

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World Cup Final Prediction By A Man From The Future

World Cup Final Prediction By A Man From The Future

The Magic Sponge July 11, 2010 1

我来自不远的未来,我知道很多人只会把我的话当是个玩笑,我愿意先给大家一点事实的证据。 我给出的的证据很简单,目前世界最关注的世界 杯,决赛双方将是荷兰和西班牙,荷兰2:1战胜了西班牙,斯内德和另一个你们猜不出的替补球员进了球。希望我的这番话不要在世界杯决赛前传到南非,否则我 担心球员心态受影响,从而改变了历史。 一个月后我会回来,那时候希望你们愿意相信我的所有关于未来的话! Oh, yes, He’s Chinese. For those of you who’s Chinese is a bit on the rusty side. Here is a rough approximation  in the Queen’s. The post was made

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