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A Season With Verona

I started reading A Season With Verona a couple of months ago when it was handed to me by a friend.  Written in 2001, it follows a season with relegation-battling Seria A football club Hellas Verona FC from the perspective of a British author who has lived in Italy for a number of years. It’s a well written book and ...

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A Season With Verona

Now that I’ve finished off Stephen King’s Under the Dome I’m now going to head in a completely different direction for my next book.  Next up is Tim Park’s football journal A Season With Verona which details the British author’s experience of spending a season following the club Hellas Verona and its supporters. I can’t say I know much about ...

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World Cup Draw 2010

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I woke up this morning to check out the groups drawn for the World Cup in South Africa next year.  I got three teams I’m rooting for: Japan, New Zealand and Australia.  Here’s a quick breakdown of how we went. I was a bit disappointed about this grouping really.  I was hoping we would get Italy so we could crush ...

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Initial impressions – FIFA 10

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For the first time in four years, I’ve picked up a new football game: FIFA 10. I blogged at length about this previously, around the time Edge Magazine put FIFA on its cover and heralded it as the premiere video game franchise, taking the title back from Pro Evolution Soccer/Winning Eleven. I’m looking forward to playing a season of the ...

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Brisbane Roar vs Celtic

Last weekend was another busy one.  It was hectic enough catching up with all the family that are visiting at the moment but then there was  also the big Celtic vs Roar football game on.  Jen and her dad attended the Charity Gala the night before where they got liquored up and bid at an auction for cool Celtic memorabilia.  ...

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Italy B see off best of New Zealand

Italy and New Zealand contested their first ever football match in a warm up for FIFA’s Confederations Cup, in South Africa yesterday. With the tournament, comprising of the winners of competitions held on each continent, set to kick off this weekend Italy decided to let the children and also rans out for a play against a full strength and oringinaly ...

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F.A Cup Final 2009: Chelsea vs Everton Live Blog

As I have nothing better to do, I’ll be live-blogging the FA Cup final. A bit of history:  Staying up late in New Zealand to watch the 1991 FA Cup Final between Spurs and Forrest was what made me become a fan of football in the first place.  Other than the Westham/Liverpool final which was exciting but was still completely ...

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Burning streets

Hey there. It’s been a while hasn’t it? Work on Spy Magazine Part Deux and the new FAT website project will commence soon. Speaking of work, I’m still looking for it here in sunny Melbourne. I’m feeling a little sheepish wandering around with my little piece of paper that reads Mass Comm graduate. Maybe I should’ve taken accounting or something ...

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It’s March Already

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Last week, i headed to a musical called We Will Rock You with a load of live Queen music as the title shows. It was pretty entertaining, its pretty hard to explain all the crazy stuff that was going on but thumbs up overall. The other night, i had a couple friends from work come over to have a couple ...

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