A lot has been written about Germany’s radical restructuring of national football in the last few weeks. It’s true that after the warning signs of under-performance in Euro 2000 Germany overhauled its failing approach to youth football. Although, going further back, the catalyst was the 3-0 Quarter Final defeat to Croatia in World Cup 1998. [...]
Entries Tagged as '2006'
July 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Features, Football
July 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Features, Football
Don’t you just want to punch him in that big red face? Alex Ferguson keeps popping up having a pop. The Pope of Trafford Village has been pontificating throughout this tournament. His constant press releases about how Rooney is suffering from this and that are both ill-considered and unwelcome. Before the Germany game he spouted [...]
Reading quotes from Sven after the Ivory Coast snore draw with Portugal confirmed what I had long suspected. Like a cross between Zelig and Forrest Gump, Sven is an idiot with a knack for being in the right place at the right time. He has never been shy of throwing his hat in the ring [...]
May 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Armchair Fan, Features, Football
So there’s no official England World Cup song for this tournament. Rather than leave well alone there are concerted efforts in the media to get one adopted. Those who should know better include BBC Radio 5 Live offering a forum to anyone who thinks they can ‘do better than World in Motion and Three Lions‘. [...]