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i_cola
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Location: UK
Member since: April 24, 2002
Last visit: October 25, 2010

i_cola has posted 2 links and 29 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

1987 FA Cup Final

Coventry City FC. If you can handle supporting the Sky Blues, you can handle most things life can throw at you. It's character-building y'know...

Along with them, Leamington FC, Warwickshire CCC, the NY Knicks, the Oakland Raiders & Collingwood FC (AFL). And even though I don't care about baseball, I hate the Yankees.

Recent Links

Now every team at the World Cup has played. Thoughts so far?: Senegal beating the holders & USA beating Portugal will rank as the shocks but what about the refs, star players, donkeys, fustrations, surprises and so on?

posted by i_cola to soccer at 12:12 PM on June 05 - 26 comments

England World Cup squad: - Goalkeepers: David Seaman, David James, Nigel Martyn, Defenders: Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, Gareth Southgate, Wes Brown, Danny Mills, Ashley Cole, Wayne Bridge, Martin Keown, Midfielders: David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, Kieron Dyer, Nicky Butt, Owen Hargreaves, Joe Cole, Strikers: Michael Owen, Emile Heskey, Teddy Sheringham, Robbie Fowler, Darius Vassell

Well?

[As requested, from MeFi]

posted by i_cola to soccer at 06:47 AM on May 09 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

Top of the World!

Anyone who plays with the skull-crushing intensity that KG does would have trouble keeping it together outside of game time. Add in the fact that he's just won the championship and I think he's entitled to go completely hatstand. Give him a couple of weeks to come back down to earth and them get him back in training to keep his mind off prowling round scaring children and TV interviewers.

posted by i_cola at 05:39 PM on June 19

US goalkeeper Hope Solo talks about World Cup fiasco

"(of which they then got outplayed all over the park)." Thats "pitch" Both are perfectly acceptable. Park is more of an English colloquialism rather than that defined in the rules. 'Goaltender' & 'benched' on the other hand make this Englishman's skin crawl. :-)

posted by i_cola at 04:15 AM on December 08

Knicks Disappoint The Entire World

*sigh*

posted by i_cola at 08:07 AM on November 22

Stephon Marbury Leaves Knicks, Threatens to [Euphemism] Isiah Thomas

When I saw Marbury miss the 3 pointer at the end of the Miami game I knew this season was over. You get paid a dump truck full of money to make shots like that or make enough shots during a game not to have to try & scramble a tie in the last second. I'm with MrNix...everyone looks like an idiot and it ain't getting better. Meh.

posted by i_cola at 05:31 PM on November 14

No Place Like Home

He refers to Celtic as 'boys in green stripes'. What an idiot.

posted by i_cola at 04:36 PM on November 14

Go Raiders!

posted by i_cola at 05:22 PM on January 26

When I see this image,

This is as good...if not better...and the aftermath was pretty good... The context...

posted by i_cola at 01:15 PM on January 26

USA v Germany by the numbers.

elsontano: And Columbus Crew hold the honour of having the first purpose-built 'soccer' stadium in the US right? jbou: Go for the Revolution...they used to have the highest support & I've heard that the crowd are the most passionate in the MLS. Fox or ESPN used to show live Premiership matches on PPV and there was a really good 2 hour highlights show on a Monday somewhere along the way...no doubt NER fans could point the way.

posted by i_cola at 09:58 AM on June 21

USA v Germany by the numbers.

Damn, damn, damn! Ah well. The better team lost by the sound of it...

posted by i_cola at 08:27 AM on June 21

Italy cries foul!

Totti deserved it for cumulative infringements. He'd twatted a Korean defender & got away with it & had been going down like a porn star on piece rates throughout the game. More Italian hilarity here In answer to the original question...YES!

posted by i_cola at 09:23 AM on June 19

England beat Argentina....

Bzzzz...bzzzzt....bzzzz! The best thing was that we won by playing football & working together, not kicking & diving our way to victory. Nicky Butt & Rio Ferdinand as star players out of 14 class acts. BTW, France, Germany & Argentina could all go out next week ;-)

posted by i_cola at 09:09 AM on June 07

Now every team at the World Cup has played. Thoughts so far?

Have a listen here...

posted by i_cola at 06:45 AM on June 06

Now every team at the World Cup has played. Thoughts so far?

One thing I forgot - the Uraguayan national anthem. Jaunty horse riding dictator music, goes on for ages & you think it's going to end 3 times before heading off at a tangent. A classic of the genre!

posted by i_cola at 06:35 AM on June 06

Now every team at the World Cup has played. Thoughts so far?

Ah yes...you have the ability to count the number of games & not groups, which I have not yet mastered ;-)

posted by i_cola at 12:49 PM on June 05

Now every team at the World Cup has played. Thoughts so far?

An average of 5.33 goals per game is pretty amazing for starters...even if you take out Germany v Saudis it's 5 Refs - generally excellent but the ref for Brazil v Turkey was so bad. Simple things like keeping players 10 yds back at free-kicks & then the whole penalty & Rivaldo incidents... And the balls. They're like sodding baloons!

posted by i_cola at 12:24 PM on June 05