Usually football songs on the old internet are a bit ropey at best, but this is an utterly superb, polished and professional effort.
Lars Vaular is a rapper from Norway who has a bit of success in his home country. A serious Leeds fan, the 28-year-old has produced this excellent ode to Gary Speed which also dissects some of the club's highs and lows from the last 20 years, including the arrival of centre-half Lucas Radebe, the financial meltdown and the infamous Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate race attack trial.
Being forced to sell his captain during the January and consequently losing matches heavily did for
Simon Grayson. While OTP feels slightly sorry for the recently sacked Grayson, we won't be dwelling
on his departure for too long because there are some exciting prospects in contention to be the new
boss at Elland [.
On the eve of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, former Leeds United and South Africa captain, Lucas Radebe, told a national newspaper about his fears for the tournament after another low turnout from Premier League players. The tournament, which kicked off in South Africa on Saturday, is Africa's major international football event and is widely anticipated to be an exciting contest this winter.
This is the first in a series of articles I am writing to find out where some of
Premiership's past players have ended up and to celebrate their time in the English Premier League.
First up, it's Tony Yeboah.
And who can ever forget the impact the Ghanian born striker had on the Premier League?
Hello. Is it me you're looking for? No? Oh well, you've made it this far you
might as well stick around and see if I accidently say something interesting. As I replied to the
question whether Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan would make the nominees list for the Ballon d'Or this
week: stranger things have happened.
.With less than a year to go before the 2010 World cup is dictating diaries and breaking up
marriages, everyone is desperate to get their hands on a ticket to South Africa. So what better way
to kick off a nostalgic look back at the Premier League's past then to look at some of the [...]
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Originally uploaded by 654amar El 2 de Mayo del 2005 se jugo un partido en conmemoraciÃ³n del
mÃ¡ximo jugador e Ãdolo Sudafricano Lucas Radebe.
Ademas de que Lucas Radebe, capitÃ¡n del equipo nacional sudafricano Bafana Bafana y del club Leeds
United, de la Premier League inglesa, se cuenta desde hace seis aÃ±os entre los mÃ¡s comprometidos
y apreciados embajadores FIFA para Aldeas Infantiles SOS.
French great Zinedine Zidane and Brazilian icon Ronaldo put on their annual Match Against
Poverty event Tuesday, taking on a team of Hamburg SV All-Stars in Germany, and the legend-laden
squad did not disappoint.
Ronaldo scored as part of his team's 5-4 victory, with proceeds from the event going toward
combating poverty in the Horn of Africa.
Seven stories from the past week on WCB and The Offside. Lucas Radebe talks World Cup 2010 Zizou
likes Barca's style Players you love to hate Cup-tied schmup-tied The beautiful game is everyone's
game Is Franck Ribery worth â‚¬70m? Paulista trophy doubles as fire extinguisher
The big match on everyone's mind this month is the friendly encounter between South American
giants Brazil and Argentina, however, there are also a couple of enticing fixtures that are worth
noting. One is definitely the United States v South Africa match set to be played next Wednesday.
Bafana Bafana buoyed by thier impressive World Cup performances will be looking to carry on where
former coach Carlos Alberto Perreira left off.
As a child there were five professional sports teams in my home town of Atlanta, Georgia. The
Braves played baseball. The Falcons played American football. The basketball team was the Hawks.
Surprising everyone, as winter sports are not popular in the South, we had a pro hockey team called
Zinedine Zidane as he is interviewedAs 2010 FIFA World Cupâ„¢ hosts South Africa and former World
Champions France prepare to square up in their ultimate Group A match, football legends Lucas
Radebe and Zinedine Zidane have both thrown their weight behind their respective countries in what
is likely to be fiercely contested game.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 1 1996 (The New York Times)â€” In the first month of 1996 in South Africa, a
four-year drought has been declared over, Luciano Pavarotti and Louis Farrakhan have come and gone,
there was a massacre of job seekers outside a factory and the Truth Commission geared up to
investigate years of crimes committed in the name of apartheid.
In less than a month the planet's biggest sporting show arrives in my backyard â€“ and I'll be
at the opening fixture between SA and Mexico! As you can imagine Football Fever at the tip of the
African continent is sky high right now, but before I tell you all about what it's like being a
proud South African during the momentous event that is Africa's first Football World Cup, I thought
I'd introduce myself (and flex my football-writing pen) by paying homage to one of our country's
greatest soccer sons â€“ a master defender who's still doing much for the game down here and who is
heavily involved in World Cup prep and proceedings.
I am taking the easy way out this evening, and directing you all to an interview I recently
conducted with Leeds United legend and South African icon, Lucas Radebe. Lucas is
now serving as a roving ambassador for the Cup games, spreading the good news about South Africa in
the midst of all the doubt and skepticism.
Liverpool Football Club will this week be heading for South Africa to discover whether the
highly-acclaimed Tactics 4 Families initiative will scoop a prestigious Beyond Sport award.
The program has been nominated for the Sport Team of the Year accolade, and the club recently
travelled to New York to showcase the scheme at the world famous Yankee Stadium as part of the
Beyond Sport United summit during which LFC Family Officer Mark Chester delivered a presentation
about Tactics 4 Families.
Out of the Barcelona trio, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Lionel Messi, Messi was revealed as the 2010
FIFA Ballon d'Or winner. This is Leo's second back-to-back Ballon d'Or win and the first time since
1994, when Hristo Stoichkov won it, that a non-World Cup winning player won the award in a World
An upbeat but very nervous Twiggster this week. On the back of demolishing MK Dons, Leeds still
have it all to do in the next two games to make sure they get promoted. Could be make or break this
weekend. However, this weeks GGL brings you lots of great interviews including Lucas Radebe, some
apprehensive listener emails and a superb match report from a Leeds fan at last weeks game.
With the European leagues winding down, the majority of today's stories deal with the domestic
game, from the message behind wearing your favorite team's jersey in public, to how to US soccer
scene will look in 10 years time:
A look at the "soccer jersey" culture in the US [Offside]
Fun With Statistics [Inside MN Soccer]
American Soccer in 2019:Â A Roundtable Discussion [Match Fit USA]
How To Watch Soccer Online [Advantage Played]
Interview with Leeds and South African great Lucas Radebe [USA Today]
Roman (Riquelme's) Empire [The Run Of Play]
What do you think the American soccer landscape will look like in 10 years?