Friday, May 28, 2010

Ten from the vault: Soccer

We write these things and then, largely, we don’t see them again until someone posts a comment with an opposing view, or something along those lines. Here are ten posts from the Boston Irish Blog vault, all related to Soccer football, as they call it Stateside. You know, with the World Cup coming, and all.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
Something about Lionel.
A Lionel Messi love fest of a piece, worth visiting though If only for the picture of the Barcelona coach holding his head in delighted disbelief at Messi’s goal.

THURSDAY, MARCH 04, 2010
Spain for the World Cup
Picked Spain to win it all, and much as I also like a small wager on Argentina, Holland and the Ivory Coast, I am sticking to Spain as my main ‘fancy’. Just too many weapons all over the park.


Winning a tournament near you soon

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
The one, the only, Ronaldo.
The ‘real’ Ronaldo. Not that flamboyant, flashy and fake one. Big Ron, the real deal.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Did that really happen?
Thierry Henry, France and FIFA break Irish hearts. Seriously, did that really happen?

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
One night in Vicar Street
''Today’s belated and relatively last second announcement that the main Irish television station, RTE, has finally secured rights to Wednesday’s crucial World Cup qualifier against France brought back memories.''

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
Little Billy Simmons goes to Mexico
''The Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, went to Mexico last week for the crunch World Cup '10 qualifier between the Mexican hosts and the USA''

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
Zu Zu
The one, the only Zinidine Zidane

THURSDAY, MAY 07, 2009
Beautiful game 1 - Chelsea 0
Chelsea, a team put together at a cost of hundreds of millions, spent 180 minutes over two games with practically eleven men behind the ball -
"I switched on 20 minutes from the end and heard a commentator say "...has been sent off," For the next five minutes I sat admiring Chelsea's resolve in defending with only ten men, before realizing it was the attacking team who were a man down.''
I am so happy I am going to take my shirt off and shout a lot!

TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009
Kobe v Zu Zu
Spike Lee’s stomach churning ‘documentary’ versus a brilliant movie about Zidane

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2009
Messi time
Calling Messi the greatest player in the World a full year before everybody else!

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