September 15, 2006

World Champions: - The world may not have held its collective breath as Uruguay puffed to a 2-0 win, (youtube highlights), over Egypt in August, but to those in the know, the victory confirmed Uruguay's place as unnoficial World Champions, a title they've held since May.

posted by Mr Bismarck to soccer at 03:51 AM - 12 comments

And because my "Rich Mirer is the worst quarterback ever" comment went over so well, I'll back that up with one that says that Scotland are the best team ever. The Wiki Page fills out more detail.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:53 AM on September 15

Two Guardian articles relating to theunofficial 1966 world champions and theunofficial Premiership champions. 2001/02 was a great season for Birmingham City FC in more ways than we initially realised.

posted by squealy at 05:41 AM on September 15

At the risk of sounding stentorian and hoity-toity, one finds it impossible to argue with the logic contained in these excellent and illuminating links.

posted by chicobangs at 09:41 AM on September 15

Is Uruguay a strong team? yep, years back they were great champions... beating Egypt 2-0 is not the end.. so should we call Egypt championars when they come to defeat Uruguay?

posted by hussenae at 10:56 AM on September 15

If Uruguay are still champions at that point then yes, that's the way it works. It's a boxing-style you-beat-the-man-you-are-the man competition. Except Urguay probably won't throw the title in a garbage can rather than face Canada.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:47 AM on September 15

Scotland will ALWAYS be the best team ever. Great post.

posted by psmealey at 03:00 PM on September 15

Scotland will ALWAYS be the best team ever I bet you have Rod Stewart's complete back catalogue too, don't you?

posted by owlhouse at 12:11 AM on September 16

I always find this amusing. A few years ago Nigeria was unofficial world champs. If it was only as easy as beating the team that beat the team that beat the team that won.... then my club team would be US champions for beating the team that beat DC United quite a few years ago. Of course the team that ended up beating us was crap. It does make an interesting story though. I enjoyed it.

posted by urall cloolis at 01:13 AM on September 16

Nay. Just albums from his years in the Faces. Wanker.

posted by psmealey at 11:44 AM on September 16

Sorry, smealey. Should have checked your blog before making a smartarse comment. You're more Roddy Woomble and Roddy Frame than Roddy Stewart.

posted by owlhouse at 04:49 PM on September 16

Very silly concept. Interesting read though.

posted by walrus at 05:29 PM on September 16

What about The Jeff Beck Group, you philistines!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:10 PM on September 16

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