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12 August 2010
It still feels far too early to be playing international friendlies. Apart from the Spanish, we should all be in mourning after the World Cup. We should be allowing the 24-hour sports channels to be drum us up into a frenzy of excitement about club football. We should allow those who lost their jobs after South Africa time to forgive and forget. Those shattered dreams should be given time to fade away.
SHARES
12 August 2010
Plopped outside on the blog’s feeble excuse for a terrace - so small just one creaky chair and a daring volunteer can fit on it, if they are not overly afraid of heights - is an object that is football-related but will never play a meaningful role in the game, ever again.
SHARES
11 August 2010
Is Sir Alex Ferguson a master of mind games? Most of us would agree he is although, as David Runciman has pointed out in the London Review Of Books, the primary evidence for that belief is his much-mythologized contretemps with Kevin Keegan as the 1995/96 title race reached its pulsating conclusion.
SHARES
11 August 2010
Perhaps for the first time in recent years, Porto went to a match against Benfica as clear underdogs, as the two sides did battle for the Supercup on Saturday evening.
SHARES
11 August 2010
Fans of Yeovil, Hereford and Exeter all trudged home on Tuesday night having seen their sides fall at the first hurdle in the Carling Cup. Yeovil suffered stoppage-time heartache against Crystal Palace, Hereford were comfortably dealt with by Colchester and Exeter fell after extra time to Roy Keane’s Ipswich.
SHARES
11 August 2010
Irish football officially has a new home, the €410m, 50,000-capacity Aviva Stadium. Built on the site of the original Lansdowne Road, the opening of the arena was marked by a visit from Manchester United, who beat an Airtricity League of Ireland XI 7-1.
SHARES
10 August 2010
La Liga Loca loves a good moan. Really, really loves it. More than sleeping, in fact. And that show where Jennifer Love Hewitt talks to ghosts through the medium of her boobs.
SHARES
10 August 2010
United were playing in Dublin last week and as United We Stand sells well in Ireland, I was lucky to receive offers of hospitality.
SHARES
10 August 2010
Here is a depressing fact: Italy have not won a game in 2010. There have been World Cup qualifiers, the World Cup finals and a few friendlies in between, but not one measly victory to mention.
SHARES
10 August 2010
Welcome to a new blog all about African football. And who better to write it than Just Football founder and editor Jonathan Fadugba?

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