Monthly Archives: July 2010

800 Twists and Turns for the Smiling Assasin – Muttiah Muralitharan exits tests on a high

Muttiah Muralitharan was always a maverick. Not for the purists was this Off spinning sensation who could spin the ball on glass and whose “Doosra” turned like a leg break from Warne. His action was controversial to say the least … Continue reading

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Oranje see Red, Spain lift World Cup 2010 title in a bloodbath & Paul Rules!!

In an extremely disappointing show of primitive aggression, the Dutch turned the beautiful game into a slug fest.  I anticipated that the Dutch would use rough tactics to break up the game but Van Bommel and De Jong took it … Continue reading

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And the nominees for the Golden Ball 2010 are…

Given below is FIFA’s nomination for the Golden Ball – the best player in the World Cup. Diego Forlan (Uruguay) – Uruguay’s finest has ex-manager Sir Alex Ferguson going ga-ga. Deserves this nomination for his talismanic presence in the team. … Continue reading

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World Cup 2010 -Spanish superstars provide Sumptous Soccer feast

To the uninitiated, it might have seemed that Germany were not putting in enough effort or that they were being too defensive. But the purists will have recognized the genius behind the Spanish victory. Germany just were not allowed to … Continue reading

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Dutch Treat assured at World Cup 2010 Final – No more hands left for Uruguay

Holland served up a masterclass to beat Uruguay 3-2, a scoreline that looks closer than it actually was. Uruguay started out brightly till the Dutch settled in and gradually took control of the game. However real opportunities were few and … Continue reading

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The race for the Golden Boot – Villa, Muller, Klose, Sneijder run close

David Villa has been the shining star in the World Cup so far. His 5 Goals have been match winning and he has single handedly kept Spain alive in the tournament. There also has been great flair in his goal … Continue reading

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Holland muscle out Brazil, Suarez Saves Uruguay, Germany Klose out Argentina

In the first two exciting quarter final matches, we saw the complete range of human characteristics. .Joy, tenacity, stupidity,  intelligence, fear, bravery, cheating and tragedy were in evidence.  The first half of the Brazil-Holland match was all joyful Brazil, dominating … Continue reading

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