Tag Archives: World Cup

Calls From An Offside Position 4 – The Final Whistle

Well that’s the World cup for another four years, not as rich in terms of football as I would have liked but more twists and turns than your average soap. As Paul the predicting Octopus discovers his best friends are vegetables and a hot simmering bath it’s time for a quick wrap up of some memorable moments. Hitting The Bar ...

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Spain’s Red Tide Sweeps Them To World Cup Final

Everything stopped for Spain’s vital semi final game tonight. In Tenerife capital Santa Cruz, the Beach Boys even put their concert back an hour to allow fans to see the game on giant screens. Now the car horns are blaring and the parties have started. Maybe they will win the final on Sunday “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” Germany 0 , ...

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Villa Shines As Big Names Lose Their Lustre

Fernando Torres is a genuine pin up boy in Tenerife, well his fashion poses adorn the posters for El Corte Ingles, but he and several other top names in this World Cup have looked like they need at least a month relaxing on the beach. Spain 1, Portugal 0 Like a raging bull, Spain came charging out at the start ...

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South Africa Rainy Season – Goals From The Heavens

Spain 2, Honduras 0 How was this only 2-0? Well Torres still looked way short of his best, Navas did some great work on the right but too often wated his finish, and Honduras dug in well to clear their lines any way possible. Casillas had a couple of uncertain takes – she’s behind you the crowd cried, but after ...

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Con Men And Genius’s, Just Another Day Of World Cup Action

Off the pitch the French continued to implode with Viera sent home, team officials quitting and players refusing to train. All eyes were on the leading nations to roll out the sparkling football. What we got was The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and some play that would disgrace the beaches here in Tenerife. Brazil 3, Ivory Coast 1 ...

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Lions Go Out Roaring, Kangaroos Tied Down By Referee

As the St George flags droop rejectedly outside Tenerife bars, other nations are pushing on towards the next stage, but are the referees starting to lose their grip? Ghana 1, Australia 1 Australians wouldn’t give a 4 X for most World Cup referees, in 2006 they were hard done by and it’s happening again. Hopes were high with Harry Kewell ...

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Calls From An Offside Position 2

Aye Up Mick My World Cup hero so far is Mick McCarthy. The Wolves boss is wonderful with his dour no nonsense commentary on games. “Cut out the fancy stuff and clear the chuffing ball” he seems to be inferring. You won’t find our Mick wasting time with niceties and talking about elegant football, he just tells it like it ...

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Portugal Wobble And Ronaldo Falls Down

Ivory Coast 0, Portugal 0 It’s nice to get an early feel for the pitch, Ronaldo hardly waited for the Portugal v Ivory Coast game to kick off before he was kissing the grass following a soft tackle and a theatrical roll. A few minutes later he showed the brilliant side of his game with a rocket shot that clipped ...

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