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Psychic Soccer Octopus

Psychic Soccer Octopus

The Magic Sponge June 28, 2010 0

This from the Get Out Of Town file, then. The tale runs that a 2 year old octopus by the name of Paul is a football match outcome predicting machine. Or cephalopod if you

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Here’s to you ‘Mr Donovan’

Here’s to you ‘Mr Donovan’

Last man back June 24, 2010 0

It tickled me yesterday to hear the US television guy interviewing Landon Donovan after their last-gasp win over Algeria. Straight as you like he pointed the microphone and said “Mr Donovan …” before lauching

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Slap Happy

Slap Happy

The Magic Sponge June 24, 2010 0

It’s being reported that an Algerian player went bonkers after playing the USA. After exiting the pitch, Algerian player Rafik Saifi spotted writer Asma Halimi, who works for Algerian newspaper Competition walked up to

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Fabio Capello: Lost in translation?

Fabio Capello: Lost in translation?

June 19, 2010 0

After a dispiriting and borderline depressing display against Algeria, the nation waited to hear the reassuring words of their £6m p/year Italian General, Fabio Capello.  What they got was this. Some highlights: “We played

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Video: Adeba-your phone is still on

Video: Adeba-your phone is still on

June 14, 2010 0

I’ve always had my doubts about Emmanuel Adebayor’s suitability as a BBC pundit. To the list of qualities that include unqualified and incomprehensible we can now add ‘forgetful’. I particularly like the way he

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World Cup media monitor 2

World Cup media monitor 2

Last man back June 13, 2010 0

Only one place to start, and end, today. ITV HD. From the BBC (who must be loving this): ITV has apologised to its HD channel viewers after a “transmission problem” caused them to miss

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World cup media monitor – part 1

World cup media monitor – part 1

Last man back June 12, 2010 0

I watched the opening game of the World Cup on ITV yesterday. I had started on RTE but when the commentary is about two seconds ahead of the picture it gets tiresome very quickly.

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