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June Madness

The dream has ended. First for the United States, then Ghana and now England. The World Cup 2006 is no more. It’s sad really, but in a way I’m glad it’s over. I went from watching no soccer, to watching almost every game in the World Cup. And those I didn’t watch, I read about. It got so intense, that at one point I was turning to the sports section first when I picked up the daily newspaper. This was quite unusual for me since I almost never read the sports section. So will I watch the rest of the […]

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Instant-Relay

Despite the fact that I’m close to watching my 20th soccer game in this year’s World Cup, I am by no means yet an expert when it comes to the rules. However, what is abundantly clear is that they need to institute instant replay for controversial goals and plays — particularly in the knock-out stage. Considering that so much national pride is at stake, it seems stupid not to implement for fear it might disrupt the flow of the game.

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Caught Up In World Cup Fever

In the last 10 days, I’ve watched about 12 World Cup matches. This is quite surprising, as prior to the start of the World Cup, I wasn’t really a fan of soccer. In fact, I thought it rather boring. However, there is something to be said for watching the best players across the globe represent their respective countries in what I now view as the worlds game. So can’t wait for the knock-out stage to begin, even though the US team probably won’t proceed afterThursdays game. I’m torn because I want them to beat Ghana, but I am also secretly […]

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250-1

The team I drew in my office sweep stake for the World Cup, is Ghana. In doing a bit of research, found out that there odds to win is 250-1. Yikes! Guess my chances of winning the £32 pound jackpot is practically nil. The England team that I’m supporting has odds at 7-1. Not bad. The American team which I’d actually like to see do well has 30-1 odds. To it will be interesting to see who comes out on top!

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Best Football Song: Three Lions

In that event that England wins the World Cup, I’m trying to ready myself my learning the chorus of one of the most popular English football songs: Three Lions. I think it’s bad news for the English game We’re not creative enough, and we’re not positive enough It’s coming home It’s coming home It’s coming Football’s coming home… (We’ll go on getting bad results, getting bad results..) It’s coming home It’s coming home It’s coming Football’s coming home It’s coming home It’s coming home It’s coming Football’s coming home It’s coming home It’s coming home It’s coming Football’s coming home […]

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