Blame it on England and Kobe

The other day a friend of mine, while congratulating me for finally getting into the world’s favorite substitute for war, wondered why the hell North America calls it “soccer” as opposed to football, which is what everyone else calls it. “What is a soccer anyway?” Well, friend, I have looked into this one. Apart from … Continue reading

Running World Cup Diary: England v USA – Nigeria v. Argentina; all day, all day – part 1

10:30 am And we’ve arrived at Mags’ place in beatific Greenpoint…Mags is here with Ms. BarmyArmy, Cool Tom (as distinguished from me), Robby, and more to come. I’m tardy because I stupidly decided to dribble a soccerball all the way from my apartment two blocks away. To say the least, I got it lodged under … Continue reading

Running World Cup Diary: England v USA; all day, all day

Join The Venuist and MagsBarmyArmy all day as the Voices brings you a running diary of all today’s action. Follow the action here, at the VENUIST blog. -T*V

World Cup 2010 Preview: Vol 2 – Mags' Barmy Army Reports

On the eve of the 2010 World Cup I sit on my hotel terrace, sipping a cold glass of exquisite South African Chardonnay, looking north towards Table Mountain shrouded in a plume of ethereal clouds; I cannot quite believe the expense that Venuing has gone to too bring you coverage of this years fabled World … Continue reading

World Cup Pre-Preview

For those of you who don’t know, the World Cup is this year, and no that isn’t a beer pong tournament or a joxygen show down. It’s the grandest stage of competition for soccer, a sport aptly referred to as “football” outside of the U-S-of-A. If all of this is news to you, then I … Continue reading

Africa Nations Cup Roundup! – Mags’ Barmy Army recaps!

Unpredictable. In a nutshell, that is the African Cup of Nations first week diagnosis; that and of course tragic. The results have caused some eyebrows to be raised, with the some of the supposed stronger countries not playing to their usual standard. But first let us take a moment to focus on the tragic and … Continue reading

Africa Nations Cup Roundup! – Mags' Barmy Army recaps!

Unpredictable. In a nutshell, that is the African Cup of Nations first week diagnosis; that and of course tragic. The results have caused some eyebrows to be raised, with the some of the supposed stronger countries not playing to their usual standard. But first let us take a moment to focus on the tragic and … Continue reading