World Cup countdown – T minus 22: Nice collection of mishaps

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Another world class collection of soccer mishaps. Amazing stuff - these are the moments some players become remembered for. I can relate to some of those...fortunately noone remembers;-)

World Cup countdown – T minus 23: Nice ball control

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

An amazing goal by David Ginola as he controls the ball and chips it over a defender before smashing home a left foot volley into the top corner for Newcastle against Ferencvaros in 1996. You can't learn that by purchasing a book - no matter how hard ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 24: AC vs Juve

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

If you are ever down in Italy and can't decide on whether to head to the Opera or to a soccer stadium you might want to check out that little clip from the stands first. This one is from a game AC Milan vs Juventus Turin. But you can ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 25: Roberto Carlos scores against Tenerife

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Roberto Carlos might have seen his best days. Real had a dismal season. Therefore lets take a look at the 97/98 season. Real was playing Tenerife. This goal was scored by the master of the left wing from quite an interesting angle. Not a whole lot of players are ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 28: Alternative penalty execution

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Interesting way by Ajax Amsterdam to execute a penalty. Unfortunately that is also a little humiliating for the opponent. I guess that happens if you are up 5-0 and most probably haven't lost a national game for a year or so.

World Cup countdown – T minus 29: Real man wear Pink

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Another goalie mishap. And I thought Tim Wiese would be known for his Pink jersey. But then came that VERY costly mistake that eliminated Werder Bremen in the Champions league quarter finals against Juventus Turin. It literally ended their season. Ouch! That one dropped ball most probably ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 30: Goalie Blackout

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

So...how was daddie's day in the office today? Piplica, the goalie from Cottbus, obviously had a blackout. He was a pretty solid goalie most of the time. But then of course, that's not what goalies are remembered for.

World Cup countdown – T minus 31: Let’s face it

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Time for some truth here. Couldn't that be you in a few weeks from now? This commercial is by two women who claim to work during the World Cup. Unlike some other species on that planet.

World Cup countdown – T minus 32: Watch the dog

Monday, May 8th, 2006

This one is funny. Not exactly what I expected to happen. I can't give it away here. You'll have to click on the link.

World Cup countdown – T minus 35: Unbelievable goals

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Check out this collection of five rather unusual goals. Is it billiard or is it soccer? The best about soccer is that stuff like that really happens. That's what we wait for. These are some of the classics we'll continue to talk about.

World Cup countdown – T minus 36: Who shrank Ronaldinho?

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

So, Ronaldinho looked just the same as a little child. His tricks aren't anything new either, since he was already pulling them off at the age of five. Nike & Google (= Joga TV) wanted to share all this with us since they think it is relevant. I ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 37: Little chat at the bench

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

This one is in German. Manger Uli Hoeness from Bayern Munich is having a little chat with coach Andy Brehme (Kaiserslautern). It goes something like this: "Hello Andy, nice to see you" "Happy Easter!" "What are you up to?" "Looking for Easter eggs" "Have fun" "Thanks, that I ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 38: Broken leg

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Lots of Dutch gibberish in this one. My Dutch isn't all that great but that scene certainly wasn't resolved with a simple "I am sorry". Broken leg. This poor guy was solidly put out of work for a long time - NFL style. Let's hope we won't see any ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 39: Lukas Podolski

Monday, May 1st, 2006

One of the German hopefuls is Lukas Podolski from Cologne. He is only 20 years old but is already legend on and off the court. His one-liners in strong Cologne dialect are his trademark. His is also a sharp shooter on the pitch as the video clip ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 42: Forever young

Friday, April 28th, 2006

We try to keep the balance between Nike and Adidas commercials, even though I am clearly biased;-) So this one from the German side plays in Brazil (arguably Brazil's home turf). Two kids are forming their (adidas) all-star teams. Kaiser Franz looking all young and fresh again. Wouldn't ...