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Kol
21 July 2014 @ 03:00 pm
Jones: Singapore can't be the right choice

Former Reds and Brumbies coach Eddie Jones says that when Super Rugby expands in 2016 into Asia only Japan should be considered.

Super Rugby organizers SANZAR confirmed earlier this week that the 18th Super Rugby team will come from eith Japan or Singapore.

Jones who now coaches Japan says that Super Rugby will lose credibility if Japan's bid loses to Singapore.

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Kol
20 July 2014 @ 02:00 pm
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Kol
18 July 2014 @ 04:00 pm

Now that the World Cup is over, we're being flooded with analyses of what happened in Brazil over the course of the last month - but also Tweets with photoshopped jabs at key events from the tournament, some of which are, frankly, quite awesome.

From RVP's plunging header against the Spaniards, to Suarez' vicious "Jaws"-style attack, to the heroics of the Mexican and US goalkeepers, to Dutch GK Cillessen's funny posture at the goal post, to Argentine coach Sabella's "almost-fainting" at the sideline - it's all there!

( Behold the weirdness! )
 
 
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Kol


People spend more on pet food every year in the US than they do on NASA.

Tells a whole story.

Quite a thought-provoking Kia piece, btw.
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Kol
14 July 2014 @ 01:00 am


"Some teams play well, others play great, but in the end Germany wins." - Pele

"Portugal has Ronaldo, Brazil has Neymar, Argentina has Messi... and Germany has a TEAM!" - the newspapers :)
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Kol
13 July 2014 @ 07:00 pm
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Kol
11 July 2014 @ 11:00 am


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Kol
10 July 2014 @ 07:00 pm
Well, seems like a study has shown how teams have been perceived in the World Cup, compiling a database of the most frequently used words describing the participants.

I did that almost a month ago, though. :)

Some examples from the research:

Argentina: confident, flair, unconvincing
Brazil: emotional, popular, desperate
Colombia: unpredictable, exciting, attacking
Costa Rica: dynamic, pace, battle
England: exciting, inexperienced, disappointing
France: organised, defensive, exciting
Germany: powerful, focused, committed
Italy: slow, vulnerable, pessimism
Netherlands; rampaging, strategy, stunning
Portugal; frustration, ego, disappointing
Spain: defensive, poor, humiliation
United States: determined, heroic, courageous

Etc.
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Kol
09 July 2014 @ 09:00 am


WTF did just happen out there!?Collapse )
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Kol
07 July 2014 @ 09:00 am
Stormers knock Bulls out of contention for title



The Stormers ended former Super Rugby champions the Bulls hopes of reaching the play offs when they beat the Pretoria franchise 16-0 at Newlands in Cape Town. The Bulls needed to beat the Stormers with a bonus point for scoring four tries but instead they were kept scoreless in the contest held in front of 34000 fans.

Ironically, our dear Stormers will now have the chance to tar the water for SA conference winners Sharks, and deny them the 2nd place, thus putting them in a much more unfavourable position at the playoffs (and the Sharks are currently the only franchise that represents SA in the SuperRugby playoffs, duh).

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Kol
06 July 2014 @ 08:00 pm
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Kol
05 July 2014 @ 01:00 am

Arjen Robben of Holland may've provided some of the vastest amounts of excitement at this ongoing World Cup, and yet he simultaneously remains one of the worst divers whose theatrics have marred the beautiful game for years. And as we all know, he's not alone in that respect!

( See all that ridiculousness... )
 
 
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Kol
03 July 2014 @ 09:00 am

Nice write-up there!

Lionel Messi Is Impossible

The author has studied nearly every aspect of Messi's game, down to a touch-by-touch level: his shooting and scoring production; where he shoots from; how often he sets up his own shots; what kind of kicks he uses to make those shots; his ability to take on defenders; how accurate his passes are; the kind of passes he makes; how often he creates scoring chances; how often those chances lead to goals; even how his defensive playmaking compares to other high-volume shooters.

Some nifty charts in there as well.
 
 
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Kol
02 July 2014 @ 09:00 am


Well fought, team USA!

Also, respect, Vincent Kompany!
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Kol
05 April 2009 @ 08:00 pm





Alright, then. A promise is a promise. This poll here was the final trigger to prompt my comment on my own political stances, at long last. Dont be shocked.

I commented there, but here it is.
 
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[edit] I offered a solution, but under one condition. People's minds should change first, then people's way of perceiving the world, and with that, the prerequisites for my model coming reality would be in place. But not before that. I'm fully aware that we're not ready for that stage of society yet. Not so fast. We've seen what shit can happen when people are hurrying to jump into things they know little or nothing about, too fast.

And yet, the picture i viewed is ultimately the solution. And it WILL come true one day. Maybe not in my lifetime, but still, it will.

Either that or we'll go back to being monkeys. Or we'll just blow this whole place up.
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Kol
01 April 2006 @ 08:00 pm
My Personal tag. Only non-personal LJ entries that are newer than 1 month are visible now.
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