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Monthly Archives: May 2009

New beginnings for old favourites

Written on May 13, 2009 at 6:32 pm, by

In the second of a series of articles building up to South Africa 2010, FUtd runs the rule over the holders and their victim.   There couldn’t be a more appropriate adage than ‘out with the old, in with the new’ when analysing France and Italy post-Euro 2008 disappointment. It is the former, who sufferedContinue Reading

Too much, too young?

Written on May 7, 2009 at 3:46 pm, by

Last summer Thiago Neves was talked about across Europe as the summer transfer target. The young winger was earning rave reviews in Brazil with Fluminense and looked destined to follow in the footsteps of many of his countrymen who have graced Europe’s stadiums. Germany won the race, with Hamburg signing Neves to replace the RealContinue Reading

South Africa 2010 Countdown

Written on May 5, 2009 at 5:28 pm, by

EVERY month will count down to the 2010 World Cup with an in depth look at a nation or group of nations vying to grab a place in the greatest show on earth. Only one country seems an appropriate place to start our journey – South Africa. The stadiums are nearing completion and theContinue Reading