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As Twitter continues is systemic destruction of the English language, the entity is sucking in the masses like some sort of evil vortex – so don’t drink the Kool-Aid or eat the McInformation.

A prime target this year was the World Cup, with substantial collateral damage done as it felled both the big boy, the tournament itself, as well as vuvuzelas and Paul the Octopus, all of which crashed the 2010 Twitter Top 10.

Well at least we finally know what killed that lovable cephalopod: the internet.

Normally these things are more celebratory, but this reads like a Just… Continue reading

After having the long list leaked and the short list announced, the final list of nominees for CAF’s 2010 African Footballer of the Year have finally been announced.

And the nominations for Africa’s 2010 Footballer of the Year go to…

Didier Drogba (Côte D’Ivoire/Chelsea) Asamoah Gyan (Ghana/Sunderland) Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon/Inter)

If you read my earlier post on the nominations, you probably aren’t surprised by the names appearing on the final list.

The award’s current title holder, Drogba, enters this year’s race as the underdog. His exploits… Continue reading

When FIFA voted to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it was promoted as “bringing football to a new world and a new culture” as well as bringing the World Cup to the “entire Middle East.”  And now, it seems that sentiment might be taken quite literally by the game’s governing bodies as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may very well change the way have ever held the tournament before…

World Cup 2022:  Qatar & Friends

With numerous media outlets focusing on the size of Qatar – and their ability to credibly host such a… Continue reading

Roughly six weeks ago there was a rumor circulating that Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi actually, inexplicably, unthinkably kissed and made up. The world was stunned, trees started drifting towards Europe and suddenly the world’s female population became ever so briefly barren. It was apocalyptic type stuff.

Then it was revealed to be a false positive, and the world tilted back onto its axis.

But apparently there was a meeting in a car park in Milan, this from the best of sources, Materazzi, which we can only assume was mighty awkward.One of the many things Marco waxed on… Continue reading

It has been impossible find any sort of source on this, but these are tagged as AFP’s Pictures of the Year for 2010 and a number of non-footy photos are flaring up elsewhere under the same award.

But mostly, all six are just really, really excellent photos from the summer’s World Cup.

Credits:

1. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images 2. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT 3. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE 4. AFP/Carl de Souza. 5. Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/Getty Images 6. AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

The Blatherer has spoken, and he’s hurt. Deeply hurt.

Accusations that FIFA is corrupt are, he says, unfounded, despite their foundation. And the vitriol being spit from England is a shame for the ‘motherland of fairplay ideas’, whatever that means.

So as this high school drama production continues, he thinks the real problem is that England, at least some of those involved, are ‘bad losers’.There will be no quarter given to FIFA next time they roll through London, that’s for damn sure. I smell a mutiny afoot.

His Seppness:

“To be honest, I was surprised by all… Continue reading

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