Posts tagged: Cristiano Ronaldo

Shooting Parrots 2010 World Cup Awards

Lookalike Award Raymond Domenech and Paul O’Grady for the second World Cup in succession. Runners-up, Diego Maradonna and Saddam Hussein and Fabio Capello and Tommy Cooper.

Lost in Translation Award David Pleat for “For sure, Italy can say… au revoir,” commentating on the Slovakia game. Read more ›››

A Figo of the Player he once was

One of the things I was looking forward to was watching Luis Figo, a great player — skill beyond belief — and the opening match against Greece must be his perfect stage. Except it wasn’t.

Portugal crashed 2-1 against Greece, and the latter deserved their win, taking the game to the Portuguese who seemed to expect a sterile, cagey match, to be met with some very direct, attacking play and doughty defence. Read more ›››

Ruud Gesture

I may be shinning out onto a limb here, but I don’t believe Ruud van Nistelrooy is heading for Real Madrid this summer. His whole body language after Man U’s FA Cup Final win said, “I’m part of this,”; not “So long, and thanks for all the dosh.” Certainly not like David Beckham’s last game at Old Trafford when everything about him said he wasn’t coming back. Read more ›››