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Premier League Odds and Sods 4 Feb 2008

After this weekend a Google search for “Sven” and “Up the Arse” won’t lead you astray as Arsenal defeated Manchester City 3-1 away from home to move to the top of the table. Adebayor dropped a deuce, scoring in his eighth straight match. Eduardo also controlled a ball magnificently with […]


LOCAL TIME ROME ITALY: (minus 6 hours for NYC time) CFR CLUJ WHO? are the headlines in Rome after Romanian club CFR Cluj made front-page news this morning beating A.S. Roma 2 – 1 at the Stadio Olimpico, in the opening day action of Champions League. CFR Cluj play in the Romanian Liga 1, and currently sit seventh in their domestic league. […]

ABC's World Cup TV Coverage Nominated for an Emmy

Don’t laugh, but ABC’s coverage of the 2006 World Cup has been nominated for an Emmy. No, I’m not making this up. While many of us, myself included, thought that ABC’s coverage was an embarrassment, especially the ineptitude displayed by baseball-come-soccer commentator Dave O’Brien, the clueless powers that be at […]

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What happened to the FIFA members who voted for Russia and Qatar

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes in sporting history. Sixteen of the 24 executive members have been suspended, arrested for bribery, or banned. Others have faced questions about their […]