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Match # 11

Italy – Paraguay: 1-1

This is the first game that I didn’t watch in the World Cup, I just had to enjoy the sunshine outside instead. Andy and I took the boat out and enjoyed the evening in the sun and had a watery pick-nick.

I did however keep tabs on the game, just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. The game as I understand wasn’t anything special, much like the rest of the World Cup games – Unfortunetly. Italy usually surprise and make football very beautiful, but this game didn’t really excite at all. It seemed like a fairly even game and the outcome showed that. Although the Italian manager was slightly annoyed and said that Italy had played so much better and therefore should have been rewarded with more goals. With possession being 52% vs 48% I think a tied game is pretty much fair…

Paraguays goal was quite delicate though….and the Italian goal was less great, but a goal is a goal…

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Match # 10

Japan – Cameroon: 1-0

A game that really didn’t seem to be going the right way. Everyone thought Cameroon were going to win, they are after all a fairly good team. Descendants of Roger Milla (the first football player to celebrate a goal by making a goal gesture) and all…

Japan took the lead after 39 minutes by Honda, and then they kept the lead. Cameroon tried and tried but alas it didn’t do much good…

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Match # 9

The Netherlands – Denmark: 2-0

The game was somewhat of a drag with a great Dutch team, with a way of playing that makes you smile. Denmark as close to Sweden as we can come in this World Cup. Denmark also are a team not to underestimate. They have their moments and a game that usually surprises. But The Netherlands, didn’t really have anything to worry about. Most of the match was played by The Netherlands, although Denmark gave them a match. To bad about Poulsens own goal, although he took it well, with a smile. And then the second goal was nice rebound by Kuyt.

But we’re missing Rudd

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The Offside Rule!

I think I can finally explain the offside rule to women with a life like example that they can relate too. Since the offside rule is crutial too football, it will be important that people who dont normally watch football get a perspective of it.

You’re in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the cashier. Behind the cashier is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you must have….

The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them with desire. Both of you have forgotten your purses. It would be rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes.

The cashier remains at the till waiting.

Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilemma. She prepares to throw her purse to you. If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper and buy the shoes! At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and “whilst it is in flight” you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes!

BUT, you must always remember that until the purse has “actually been thrown”, it would be plain wrong for you to be in front of the other shopper and you would be OFFSIDE! 

No?


Correspondent, Nick Leeson, Dubai

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Match # 8

Germany – Australia: 4-0

I love watching Germany play football, they have a way that just wants to make you join them. It’s not Brazil’s Samba football, it’s German stiffness and push that is always successful. Unfortunetly Ballack was injured and Matteus and Klinsman are old farts – so the team is young, the World Cups youngest – but they showed that the German spirit lives on. Australia isn’t a football nation, more of a rugby nation, but they do have quite a few players playing in the Premier League and my ALL TIME favorite player HARRY KEWELL is Australian. Unfortunetly for me Kewell didn’t play last night and unfortunetly for Australia, Germany scored 4 awesome goals…



The game was brilliant, we’ll at least Germany was brilliant =)


Pre-match comments from Nick Leeson.

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Correspondent News

Rumors/comment from the first days of world cup:
“Swedish doctors, recognized to be among the best in the world, now warn the general public about the vuvuzela, the trumpets used at the world cup matches in South Africa. They call for a ban of this popular instrument since they deem it unhealthy and can damage your ears. The doctors says “it can not only be damaging for the ears, the worst is that people in the stadiums seems to enjoy the sound and have fun”, something that is very alarming for Swedish doctors.
The Swedish doctors claims to have the cure for this since they have overcome this problem in Sweden where first division football games are played by amateurs in front of small crowd of ~3-400 where everybody quietly watching the game. There was a problem in the 50-60-ies when the spectators use to cheer on their favorite players but this has been put to a stop with the aid of Swedish doctors and the Swedish health authorities. Now we use to fill the national football stadium in Stockholm, Rasunda, with no more than 500 people although the capacity is 35,000 but this is purely a safety measure ordered by the Swedish doctor association. Their chairman, dr Kare Noshit, explain the concept: “we have the 500 to sit at least 25 meters apart so nobody can talk to or disturb each other, furthermore they can not disturb or distract the players or cause any damage to their ears. The Swedish spectators have the best hearing among all football supports in the world, something that makes Swedish doctors very proud! The teams are also instructed to not score any goals and thereby not causing any unnecessary joy for the spectators.  
This system has been in place for many years in Sweden and the Swedish have their own version of Gary Lineker’s famous “Football is a game with 22 men and in the end, the Germans always win” The Swedish motto is:
“Football is a game played by 22 men and in the end nobody cares who wins.”
Your correspondent
Hambeck Slicktoria, Dubai

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Match # 7

Serbia – Ghana: 0-1

An extremely boring game, sure quite a few goal opportunities but not much to make a footballer excited. A correct decision for a penalty kick for Ghana produced the only goal, scored by Gyan. That’s pretty much all I’m going to say about the game – not too exciting…

Pre-match comments from Nick Leeson.

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