Despite making it to the quarterfinals of the World Cup this summer in South Africa, the man that took them there has declined to extend his contract with the Black Stars. Milovan Rajevac, rejected the four-year extension offered by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for a more lucrative financial deal with Saudi Arabian club, Al-Ahli. In addition to the World Cup quarters appearance, Rajevac helped Ghana reach the finals of the 2009 African Nations Championship and the 2010 African Cup of Nations since arriving in August 2008. Now, the GFA are scrambling to find a suitable replacement for their… Continue reading
There’s something awfully suspicious happening at BBC headquarters – all the pieces are aligning.
First Sven took over the Ivory Coast, in turn dragging along Didier “Jacques Cousteau” Drogba; then Jose ran to Real Madrid, assuming puppet Ronny in the process; and finally Rafa Benitez picked up Jose’s old job in Milan. Is this a British conspiracy designed to have Special 1 TV take over the footballing world? Perhaps.
One thing hasn’t changed: it’s still as brilliant as ever.
Smithy and “Wayne” get down.
- Breaking down England’s golden oldies. (SoccerLens)
- Tom Cruise talks English football. (The DA)
- Anything involving ‘gi-normous douchesack’ and Landon Donovan is worth reading, frankly. (Futfanatico)
- A real illness epidemic about to sweep England. (BBC)
- Breaking down Holland’s fab four. (Zonal Marking)
- What’s in a name? (Studs Up)
- Franco Baldini punk’d Jermaine Defoe. (England WCB)
All great things are born from flying beer bottles.
- How to speak Finnish football. (Nordic Football)
- The Honduran World Cup impact. (BBC)
- Risking it all for a bit of football. (The Global Game)
- And Ronaldo’s displeased with sharing the spotlight. (Dirty Tackle)
- Someone’s not a fan of the Nike ad. (guardian)
- Pre-WC friendlies broadcast in the US. (Avoiding The Drop)
- Big Phil now accepting phone calls, paychecks. (Unprofessional Foul)
We’ve already posted the prediction that World Cup 2010 will set records on Facebook and Twitter. If you need the size of this event underlining for you, then think about in terms of demand for online data. Specifically video.
Apparently the biggest video event so far has been Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States. But according to Tom Leighton, Chief Scientist (great job title) at Web service company Akamai Technologies Inc., that record is about to fall:
“The biggest single event we’ve seen so far was the Obama inauguration. That exceeded a terabit a second”… Continue reading
The USA striker will take the shirt off your back…
- What would a U.S.S.R national team look like today? (The Best Eleven)
- Oguchi Onyewu to play for free (Calciomercato)
- Remembering the 1974 World Cup (BBC Blogs)
- World Cup beer (Japan World Cup Blog)
- Blue Square Premier tougher than the other Premier League (Unprofessional Foul)
- Bill Clinton joins USA World Cup bid (Soccernet)
- As Lord Triesman leaves England bid (The Independent)