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Hup Holland Hup!

Hup Holland Hup!

Last man back July 9, 2010 5

Well, let’s nail our colours to the mast for Sunday’s game. Many of us are neutrals who just want to see a good game of football. However, I am firmly on the side of

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Spaniards, Germans and Tshabalala

Spaniards, Germans and Tshabalala

July 9, 2010 3

Service stations have proven fertile ground for meeting renowned football folk at this World Cup. On our way to England v Germany we met former Aston Villa centre-half Martin Laursen and ‘Sir’ Les Ferdinand,

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The Dutch dichotomy

The Dutch dichotomy

Last man back July 7, 2010 37

Holland are an interesting team in this World Cup. They’ve got some wonderful attacking talent which, despite the run to the final, hasn’t quite clicked as of yet. Robin van Persie has only one

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“You’re in” – web round-up

“You’re in” – web round-up

Last man back July 6, 2010 1

As we get ready for the first World Cup semi-final here’s some reading you may have missed in another threeandin web round-up. Zonal Marking, as you would expect, provides a tactical analysis of tonight’s

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This is not what Roy Orbison had in mind

This is not what Roy Orbison had in mind

Last man back July 6, 2010 4

Why are footballers these days such a pack of whinging cry babies? It’s just not right. They’re always blubbering about something. Miss a penalty. Cry. Get knocked out of the World Cup. Cry. Lose

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England’s ‘Alpha male’ problem

England’s ‘Alpha male’ problem

Last man back July 5, 2010 3

Following Germany’s 4-1 thrashing of England Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Mueller made an observation. He said: England have so many top stars in their squad that they will always be part and parcel of

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World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 23

World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 23

July 4, 2010 0

WINNERS Miroslav Klose Two more goals takes Miroslav ever Klose to Ronaldo’s World Cup scoring record of 15. Yesterday he moved past another Brazilian, Pele, to within one goal of joint top billing. He

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Baghana-Baghana: Photo Blog

Baghana-Baghana: Photo Blog

July 3, 2010 2

Last night I was one of many neutrals who joined forces to support the final African nation left in the competition: Ghana. The colour and excitement of Bafana-Bafana returned to Johannesburg’s Soccer City in

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World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 22

World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 22

July 3, 2010 1

Bit of confusion about how to title this blog.  It’s matchday 20, but day 22 of the World Cup.  I’ve gone, after much deliberation, with the latter.  Whatever you call it, it was surely

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World Cup Winners & Losers: Days 18 & 19

World Cup Winners & Losers: Days 18 & 19

July 2, 2010 0

I’ve been away for a few days, hence killing two day-shaped birds with one big bloggish stone. Forgive my memory any lapses. WINNERS Fernando Llorente Replaced that other Spanish striker called Fernando and looked,

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