This probably has to be one of the worst excursions ever excuted in football
history seriously. There have been some potential bombers preceding this German football team
visiting the zoo, Spanish national team climbing boats, Dutch Oranje heading to Brazil's Copacabana
beach in their trainers and more recently, Real Madrid going go-karting.
Yeah, we know this photo screams "UNGLAM!" like there's no tomorrow, but
BROS like Chicharito and Neymar have to put their skills to work
when they're on the pitch. Not everybody is capable of keeping appearances up like
Can't help thinking the "Stop the Boats," cry that rings out around Australia from certain
Politicians, Shock-Jocks and the like is the political equivalent of "Football will take over if we
get the World Cup,"
Both work on fear and get an instant response from the rabid members of the community.
When in the course of human events, etc. It's been a long time in coming boats against the
current and so on and I am extremely excited to welcome you to the new Run of Play. I hope you'll
enjoy exploring it and that you'll like what you find. Above all, I hope it will offer a pleasant
reading experience, and a different sort of reading experience from the one you usually encounter
on the web.
Adidas is going all it can to make the canals of Amsterdam the new hotbed of Dutch football,
which does make for some very interesting commercials as well as lead to the possibility for an
interesting hybrid sport, like football-polo, but with boats. Or synchronized-soccer, which would
be fun and aesthetic.
For every heart-warming resolution to a heart-stopping sometimes literally tragedy in and around
the sport, such as the case with Fabrice Muamba, there seems to be one which doesn't turn out as
such. This time, it's twenty such cases.
Twenty players AC Virgin Ka, a team from the Democratic Republic of Congo, died earlier this
week when returning from a friendly.
A photograph has surfaced of Mesut Ozil huffing away on a cheeky tab while sunning himself
aboard a yacht in Ibiza over the summer and, when taken to task by German daily BILD over being
caught out with a filthy lung dart in his mouth, promptly gave the lamest excuse imaginable:
"I was on a yacht on vacation and so I didn't notice I was being photographed.
After lunch today, the U.S. WNT took a short afternoon trip to Venice (under an hour away by train)
and came away more than impressed by one of the most unique cities in the world. Made up of 118
seperate islands connected by 400 bridges, Venice has no cars of course, just canals. The team walk
around the city for a bit, taking in the sites and sounds of the lengendary romantic locale before
catching the train back in time for dinner.
To quote the great Neil Diamond, "On the boats and on the planes, They're coming to America!"
That's right... two pop culture references to start this posting. So rumors abound that Manchester
United will make a long awaited return to North America after a five year hiatus. Needless to say
(but I'm saying it anyway), I'm excited.
75 new parking spaces are being created at Leigh Marshes – in the car park, and along the road
behind Leigh-on-Sea train station.
Southend Council has designed a new parking scheme to mark commuter and visitor parking in order to
sort out current problems - such as commuters parking on the road to Two Tree Island, to avoid
charges at Leigh rail station.