Before Beckham, Roberto Carlos et al...

... there was Dragan Stojkovic of Yugolslavia.  Here he is scoring from a great free kick against Spain in the second round of Italia 90.  He fit his football around his time as a member of boy band New Kids On The Block judging by this picture.

Rob Parker

April 30, 2006 in Classic World Cup Moments | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Bratwurst pickle: How do you replace Wayne Rooney?

With England facing the possibility of a group stage or even World Cup without Wayne Rooney or Michael Owen, how would you replace them?  Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe together?  Crouch and Darren Bent?  Or put an extra man in midfield - Michael Carrick or even David Beckham - giving Joe Cole and perhaps Shaun Wright Phillips the right to roam?

Rob Parker

April 30, 2006 in England, The Bratwurst pickle | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Rooney's injured. F**k

Shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit.

That's ruined my frickin' weekend. Cheers, Paulo Ferreira - England has now been shafted by the Portuguese national coach and their right back, in the space of two days. The one ray of light is that Roo is reported to have boarded the Man U team coach after the match, so hopefully it's not a World Cup-threatening injury. Oh, and well done Chelsea. Can't argue with the league table.

April 29, 2006 in Club football, England, News Balls | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

 
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