All posts tagged "south africa"

  • Bundesliga
    Southampton Join Ajax In Chase For South African Midfielder

    Following the sale of Jack Cork to Swansea City, Ronald Koeman is looking to add another central...

  • Aston Villa
    African Cup of Nations Outsiders

    Less than 12 months after Zambia’s against-all-odds trimuph, the African Cup of Nations returns. Fans around the...

  • Hogger in SA
    What I learnt about South Africa

    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: ‘Wassup’ (US) for similar.) After 24 hours of travel, 23 of which were accompanied by a screaming child,...

  • Hogger in SA
    Ghana vs USA: Picture Blog

    Let me begin by offering my apologies for my radio silence – I’ve been watching an altogether different kind of game for the past few days in the Kruger national park. Since I last blogged I’ve been to Ghana v USA and, crushingly, England v Germany. The first of those matches was...

  • Winners & Losers
    World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 12

    WINNERS Katlego Mphela Another impressive display against France. If it weren’t for the width of the woodwork, he’d have ended the tournament with three goals and a deservedly enhanced reputation. Diego Maradona If any further proof was needed that the Fates are with Maradona this summer, his wild card pick, the 36...

  • World Cup 2010
    Au revoir, France. Vous me manquerez.

    On the face of I might very well be alone when I say I’m going to miss France at this World Cup. I suspect, however, that there are plenty out there who feel the same. Obviously I don’t mean I’ll miss them on the football pitch. Despite their array of talented players...

  • Live blog
    Holland v Japan live blog

    Outside favourites Holland, who huffed and puffed to a 2-0 win over Denmark v hard working Japan who beat a hapless Cameroon. Could be fun.  Join Hogger and I from 12.15pm for live blogging and comment – feel free to join in. The more the merrier. Holland v Japan

  • Winners & Losers
    World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 6

    WINNERS Alexis Sachez The Chilean winger looked like a man on a mission to bring some creativity and flair to a tournament which had been lacking in attacking verve.  A 1-0 thrashing, if such a thing exists, promptly ensued. Ottmar Hitzfeld ‘Der General’ led his Swiss troops to a remarkable victory over...

  • Live blog
    Spain v Switzerland – live blog

    Join us from 2.45 for more live blogging and commentary on what we hope is going to be a decent game at last. This is the final ‘first game’ of the tournament, fingers crossed it’s better than all the rest (although I’d be happy for Chile v Honduras to make it difficult...

  • World Cup 2010
    Magical Maicon deserves more credit

    Brazil huffed and puffed last night against a well disciplined and hard working North Korea. The winning margin was far less than many had anticipated and the Brazilians looked laboured at times. Yet they produced two of the best moments of the World Cup so far. Robinho’s incisive pass for Elano to...