France 1938 World Cup

April 10, 2010

“01/06/38. SG612. The only stamp to be issued by any country that commemorates the 1938 World Cup.” (Footysphere Extra)

Still Alive in Europe

April 10, 2010

“What a well crafted win for Rafa Benitez’s men. I mean, take a bow. For all the slagging the manager and the team went through last weekend, this response was very much-needed for some reassurance. And the fact that it has come against a solid Benfica side, who are no pushovers, makes the win very much enjoyable.” (BigFourZa!)

Let’s hear it for the unheralded heroes

April 10, 2010

“To listen to the debate and comment over the last week, both here in Spain and elsewhere around the world, you might think that only two players will be on the pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Saturday for the latest edition of El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona.” (BBC)

Geoff Hurst: Hat-trick hero

April 10, 2010

“Sir Geoff Hurst was an unlikely World Cup legend. He had been playing international football for little over five months when he appeared at the 1966 World Cup final. Almost exactly two years earlier, he had been playing cricket for Essex Second XI. It was only a week before the ’66 final that he made his competitive debut for his country.” (ESPN)

I Returned!

April 10, 2010

“And it was about time, too. I mean, don’t get me wrong. Honduras is an amazing country is I can do footnotes on here now. A person is about to spread his wings. with a proud people who have stood firm through decades of hardship. I am not denying that. And they completely took me in and helped me lay low when that international criminal ring was trying to kill me. That is a given, for real. Much credit for that, Honduras.” (Run of Play)

Tony Mowbray’s time at Celtic is over

April 10, 2010

“Tony Mowbray breezed into Parkhead in the summer of 2009, looking every bit the likely messiah. Nine months later his reign came to an inglorious end – nominally ‘by mutual consent’ but smacking every bit of a forced exit. A popular Celtic player in his day, he had earned his managerial stripes in the SPL helping Hibernian to overachieve while playing eyecatching football – a philosophy further developed while taking West Brom into the Premier League.” (World Soccer)

108. Darren Bent, 2010

April 10, 2010

“Click to enlarge, and debate the strip below the line. Keith Hackett’s official answers appear in Sunday’s Observer and here from Monday.” (Guardian – Paul Trevillion)


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