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Roger Milla

As we’ve already noted twice (and won’t be noting again, promise) the big names in the Nike ad all failed to produce at World Cup 2010. But they’re really part of a larger trend, in that no single superstar has yet emerged to dominate this tournament in the way that Ronaldo (the original Ronaldo) did in 1998 and 2002, or do something to be talked about for generations, as Roger Milla did in 1990.

There have been some impressive performances though. So I’m wondering, if Nike had waited until this point of the tournament to make their Write the Future… Continue reading

Moving through the groups at a pace now, and we find ourselves in Group E. Time to put our necks out and say who we think is going to get through this one. I haven’t been finding it too easy to rank the teams in each group from 1-4, and E is not really an exception.

This group finds Holland, Denmark, Japan and Cameroon together. Four teams with a varied, but rich history in International football. And of course, this group might have got that little bit closer with the news that Arjen Robben, possibly Oranje’s best player… Continue reading

Samuel Eto’o eh? He sure knows a thing or two about team stability. Though he seemed to have calmed down in recent times (to the point where Didier Drogba has stopped becoming the poor man’s Eto’o in terms of unpredictability) he lashed out today, claiming he might just walk away from that big party in South Africa afterall.

Why? Because Cameroon legend, Roger Milla spoke out and claimed that Eto’o “hasn’t brought anything to our national team”.

Milla of course is Cameroon’s answer to Pele, delighting fans the world over twenty years ago as he lit up Italia 90.… Continue reading

Roger Milla makes his long awaited return.

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