A footballer’s Christmas

December 25, 2009


“It’s been another frustrating week for me leading into Christmas. I couldn’t train much last week because I had a slight hamstring strain and my family was sharing around a virus so I had to keep away from the training ground anyway. I’ve still got a bit of a sore throat but I’ve been itching to get out there on the training ground this week and get a full week’s work done in preparation for our big match on Boxing Day. On the whole I am feeling much better and I am raring to go again.” (BBC)


World Cup 2010 Update: South Africa’s Airports Prepare For World Cup Fan Influx

December 25, 2009

“In the run up to the World Cup in South Africa next year, hundreds of thousands of fans will be welcomed to the country in new and improved airports for a 30 day celebration of football. To make sure that South Africa can handle the influx, the country’s airports have been receiving a facelift ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and with only six months until kick-off, the last few touches are being applied.” (Goal)


Football Clubs of Greater London, 2009-10 season

December 25, 2009

“Once you click to get on to the main map page, the map of Greater London is viewable in full screen when you click near the center of the map…right on the rectangular Millwall crest. Besides showing the ceremonial counties which ring Greater London, I added surrounding towns. I did this with Google Earth, and then I checked town populations; sorry if I missed any significant towns. I added a few details in central London…Hyde Park, Regents Park, Parliament, and the boundaries of The City of London.” (billsportsmaps)