Articles on the downfall of Chinese football commentator Huang Jianxiang and on the end of Lansdowne Road in Dublin.
Archive for November, 2006
Articles by Frank McCourt on the sporting culture of his Limerick of youth, on further suppression of football-watching in Somalia, on Abbass Swan of Maccabi Haifa, and on reprieve for Iran’s football federation.
Articles on the cult status of Celtic’s Shunsuke Nakamura, prospects for Australia’s A-League, Icelandic influence in the form of a takeover at West Ham United, FIFA’s ban on Iran, and pessimism over South Africa 2010.
Articles on the world’s smallest football league–on the Isles of Scilly–and Islamist restrictions on football in Somalia.
Articles about the first goal scored in a FIFA World Cup and barn swallows at risk from construction on an airport South Africa wishes to add before the 2010 event.
Articles include a history of women’s football in England, the quest for “conkers” superiority, advances in the Australian game, and an actor, alone on stage, convincing audiences that he is attending football matches.
Articles on the African Women’s Championship, an award for Sepp Blatter and the Luton Town manager’s rant against women linesmen.
Articles on the football arts, Scottish influence on MLS, and the Mexican golfer temporarily displacing futbol from the headlines.
Moscow | The city’s metro stations have been dubbed “people’s palaces,” an architectural blend of art deco and socialist-realist influence that creates an ornate underground habitat for 8.2 million daily passengers. But despite its reputation as the “people’s team”–with origins in the trade-union movement, independent of other enclaves of state power–Spartak Moscow until Oct 31 had not availed itself of the 173 miles of subway service on 12 lines.