Posts tagged ‘football’

June 13, 2014

Little Brazil in London

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Have you noticed the World Cup started yesterday?
If you didn’t, then wow!
The magic of the World Cup has been lost for me. I haven’t been excited about it since when that crazy Cameroon goalie would run up the pitch and score a goaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!!
Try this: my friends and I went to Guanabara last night for the opening night. It’s a Brazilian bar off Holborn/Covent Garden. Usually a bit studenty, we usually avoid it as it doesn’t stock one’s champagne, what what! But occasionally it is rather fun to hang out with 20-somethings during happy hour.

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May 17, 2013

Eh? Did Beckham Play Football?

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David Beckham retired from football yesterday?

Excuse me, did he play football? Still? I thought he was just a deliciously fit H+M model (thank youuuu H+M for selling your crappy £3 pants on the yummiest bod ever!) And he won us the Olympics, but wasn’t that because of his cute smile? And isn’t he World’s Best Dad or some rubbish?

I used to think he was a bit overrated with his naff hair and spotty face and then all of a sudden, he kissed a frog and turned into a prince! 

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May 13, 2013

I Heart Wigan Athletic??

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At the risk of sounding like that idiot, Sepp Blatt, I probably would watch more football if the men wore hotpants (as sported by Aussie Rules Footie players).  (Blatt infamously said the womens’ game would be better if the women wore shorter shorts, presumably with no knickers and then end the match with a massive foam party pillow fight, god he is such a knobhead!)

Anyway, even my attention was drawn to Saturday’s FA Cup final. And I have Radio 4 to thank for it, who interviewed David Whelan, Chairman of Wigan Athletic, before the match.  Oh my god, he was such a cute grandad that I resolved to watch the match.

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April 5, 2013

It’s Football Not Politics!

Paolo Di Canio Sunderland

The new manager of Sunderland Football Club has caused more controversy and taken over more newspaper inches over his past political affiliations than his job and he’s not pleased about it.

In the past, Paulo Di Canio, a former Lazio player, was recorded as stating he was a facist but not a racist during a mix up of prejudices in a conversation.

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March 19, 2013

Nazi Salutes in 2013

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I have a friend, bear with me as he will sound awful, who considers himself an expert in German history (an expert despite only having studying the subject to A-level) who moans and groans regularly about “the Jews” and “why they can’t shut up about the Holocaust”. His point, that he makes so badly, is that the Holocaust terminated amongst others, the disabled, the sick, homosexuals and more than any other ethnic group, the gypsies.

Well, there is no better reason than Katidis as to why Jews simply can’t stop talking about the war.

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September 13, 2012

Sorry Is Not Enough

23 years on a finally the truth come out. Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report revealed that:

  • crowd safety was comprised at every level
  • 164 police statements were doctored in an attempt to blame the fans
  • police carried out computer checks on the dead to impugn the reputation of the deceased
  • lives could have saved had emergency services reacted quicker
  • Published reports in various newspapers, the first being The Sun were inaccurate and false

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May 29, 2012

Football Shame: Euro 2012

Following a BBC damning documentary investigating racism in football in the Ukraine and the recent Olympic ticket touting by their General Secretary, I am left to wonder how they have even been allowed to host Euro 2012 and why they are not banned from the Olympics. The ethics of the country is appalling.

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March 20, 2012

The British Dream

I don’t usually follow football news at all but the shocking story of Fabrice Muamba caught my attention.  During a Saturday quarter final match the 23 year old Bolton player collapsed on the field.  He was given life saving treatment by both a cardiologist who was in the crown and the London Chest Hospital.  What does this have to do with The British Dream?

Well, Fabrice Muamba’s story is incredibly inspiring: he arrived in Britain as a little 11 year old asylum seeker

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