Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

1-0

Deflection? Rubbish. It was classic Becks.

11 Comments:

At Saturday, 10 June, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

Apart from Becks, attacking and defending. And Joe Cole. What was going on the first half - anyone?

 
At Saturday, 10 June, 2006, Blogger jonz said...

Doh! I got it into my head that it kicked off at 3pm, so I missed the first half. Dammit...

Next England game on Tuesday 15th, against Trinidad and Tabago and ting. Yeh-man!

 
At Sunday, 11 June, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

They didnt make the most of the first half and buggered up the second royally..

 
At Sunday, 11 June, 2006, Blogger associatecontributor1 said...

I read that the English and German fans went at it with each other because the Germans were taunting the English over Beckmans goal being so lame.

 
At Monday, 12 June, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

I havent read that...smacks of sour grapes. it was an awesome free kick...:) hope there are many more lame shots like that one to come!

 
At Tuesday, 13 June, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

and the moral of the story is never reply to AC1 when you are tired and therefore...gullible. lol

 
At Tuesday, 13 June, 2006, Blogger The TDL NEWS team said...

Its funny how little anyone here in the USA gives a damn about the world cup. I would venture to say that outside of the cosmopolitan areas and the areas with high mexican immigration, most Americans have never even heard of the world cup! (even here in New York City, I'd say 1 of 50 people are following the world cup).

When the US team lost 3-0, it got a 2 second blub on the local nighly news after baseball, basketball, and hockey.

That being said, I actually watched England the other morning (it was on when I woke up) and I enjoy thier style of play. It didnt put me back to sleep even though they didnt score at all (which is one of the things that bothers me about soccer, er, *football*- its such a crapshoot...moreso than most other sports I'm familiar with. One unlucky bounce and you've been beaten by Togo).

Once the US is eliminated (which will be soon), I will root for England to win because Italy is really boring and Im sick of Brazil.

 
At Wednesday, 14 June, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

They were ok in 2002 (the US)...not sure about Italy but first matches are always a bit dodgy. Supporting England is a bit of a white knuckle ride for me...they always do better when i dont watch them. hmmm.

Re the US and football my sister lives in LA and she went with her friends to watch Man U (before Glazier bought them). She was amazed by how packed the stadium was with US fans...she thought theyd be expats.

 
At Wednesday, 14 June, 2006, Blogger The TDL NEWS team said...

You know, once and a while the big European club teams come to the USA- usually in August during the off season. Back in 02, Real Madrid played AS Roma here in NYC and the stadium (75,000) sold out. Soccer can draw a crowd when a top-of-the line product is put on the field here...especially because the latin american immigrants love soccer and soccer die-hards will go out of thier way to see an elite team.

I wonder if it became more routine for elite soccer teams to play in the USA if they would still draw sellout crowds. I would venture to say no.

Major Leage Soccer (our league) has somehwere between 0 and 15 fans here in the USA, all of whom were once college soccer players, expat europeans, or latin american immigrants. The reality of the situation is that soccer is a distant ninth sport here in the USA, behind (in order of popularity): 1) American Football; 2) Baseball; 3) NASCAR Stock Car Racing [which is possibly the biggest spectator sport in the South]; 4) Basketball; 5) Ice Hockey; 6) Golf; 7) Tennis; 8) Boxing.

With 99.99% of America's best athletes going into American Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey, I am shocked this nation can field a world cup caliber team at all. This may all change if the children of latin american immigrants inherit the love of soccer from their parents, but I wouldn't bet on it. American Football, Baseball, and Basketball wields far too much influence and they're too great of an attraction for kids that want to be popular.

 
At Thursday, 15 June, 2006, Blogger Charley Sheen / Number 3 said...

"...sick of Brazil..." - L.A

Looks like the List Administrator has lost his damn mind. Do they play soccer in Brazil?

 
At Monday, 26 June, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

'for kids that want to be popular'.. i think out of all those only basketball would apply in Europe in that respect and well behind football obviously. Also funny how NASCAR is popular but Formula One isnt. I want to know why you call baseball a WORLD league...

 

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