Posts tagged: Frank Lampard

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 ›››

Blame Blatter

I  used to have quite strong views about the introduction of goal-line technology in footie, but after events today, I am having to reconsider.

That Lampard shot definitely crossed the line. I could see it clearly and I was sat 6,000 miles away from Bloemfontein. (5,957.435 miles to be exact) The players could see it, the crowd could see it. The only two people who couldn’t were the ref and linesman. Read more ›››

Saturday Soundtrack

I would dearly love to find a recording of the verion of the MOTD theme used by Danny Baker to introduce and play out his Saturday and Wednesday World Cup shows from SA on BBC FiveLive. It has a calming jauntiness that the country needs right now after the dismal showing last night, but despite my best Googling I haven’t been able to track it down. Read more ›››