The 10 Largest Football Stadiums In The World

November 24, 2009


Rungrado May Day Stadium
“In this article we look at the world’s ten largest football stadiums, some perhaps better known than others, and assess their legacies and impact both on the game and in their individual countries. We also look ahead and ask what the future may hold for this selection of magnificent sporting venues.” (SoccerLens)


The Only Thing You Need to Know About France-Ireland Is the 100 Greatest Quotes from The Wire

November 24, 2009

“Stowe sent me this ‘100 Greatest Quotes from The Wire’ video on Twitter the other day, and I watched it, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, The Wire,’ because I haven’t seen it in a few years and this sort of brought it all back. Then, for no obvious reason, this video started tugging at my brain after the Thierry Henry handball rocked the core of everything that had a core to rock yesterday. So I watched it again, and oh my God, The Wire, because about 87 of these quotes apply directly to the game and its aftermath.” (Run of Play)


Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1970/71

November 24, 2009

“This week’s video of the week is the first episode of ‘Match Of The Seventies’, the BBC series that filled summers of the 1990s with nostalgia for the football of the past, and this episode focusses on Arsenal’s double season – 1970/71. It provides a reasonably good primer on the subject of English football in the 1970s. Host Dennis Waterman struggles to avoid stating the bleeding obvious at times, but unfettered access to the BBC’s massive football archive and the fact that length of each episode of the programme allowed the producers to touch upon areas of 1970s football that slightly less well remembered rescue it from the trash bin. This episode is the first of the series, and we’ll be putting the rest of them up if there is sufficient interest.” (twohundredpercent)


Places Eighteen to Twenty Four in the Championship

November 24, 2009

“Places Three to Six in the Championship have had an amorphous look all season and while the occupants of the automatic spots have an ominous aspect, few would bet on the four currently browsing the magazines in the promotion foyer to be the exact same four come May. We said this about Burnley last year of course, but what are the chances of the current quartet hanging on to those lofty perches?” (thetwounfortunates), (Places Eighteen to Twenty Four in the Championship – thetwounfortunates)


Champions in Early Battle

November 24, 2009

“It isn’t yet six months since Barcelona overcame Manchester United in Rome to win the UEFA Champions league final, crowning a magnificent season under new coach Josep Guardiola. But while the image of captain Carles Puyol raising the trophy in May remains fresh in memory, Barça is already losing its grip on European football’s most glittering prize.” (WSJ)


Matches

November 24, 2009

UEFA – Nov 24, Nov 25