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Member since: March 19, 2002
Last visit: September 03, 2003

Ben has posted 9 links and 23 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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The Commonwealth Games started today. Its the biggest sporting event ever held in Britain and features the old Empire countries - so you get the Aussies, Canadians and, of course, the Niue team - but no Team USA, Russia etc. The question is - who'll be watching?

posted by Ben to other at 04:14 PM on July 25, 2002 - 9 comments

Rio moves to Manchester for a record 30m... is he worth it?

posted by Ben to soccer at 03:59 PM on July 21, 2002 - 6 comments

New season, new kits... Liverpool's is quite bad (what's with those cuffs?), Leeds' is okay I suppose, if a tad boring, and Newcastle's does the job fine. They're all disappointingly understated and tastefull really. Where are all the terrible, ugly and downright disgusting kits now?

posted by Ben to soccer at 06:31 PM on June 29, 2002 - 5 comments

FIFA's World Cup All-Stars! Is this the world's greatest team? Probably not (there's no Rio Ferdinand for a start) but at least they've recognised some of the real stars of the tournament such as El Hadji Diouf and Rustu Recber.

posted by Ben to soccer at 09:55 AM on June 28, 2002 - 4 comments

World Cup Warrior, a fun little game from the BBC World Cup website, is available to play now. Beats their Winter Olympics snowboarding game (Ace Powder's Mountain Mayhem) by a country mile.

posted by Ben to soccer at 04:46 AM on May 21, 2002 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

Despite being sceptical about how much fun this would be to watch from my worn-out world cup sports-sofa I actually really enjoyed the commonwealth games. Especially as England won loads for once (but still couldn't top those darn Aussies!) . Maybe we'd have a chance if the Australian states competed as seperate nations.

posted by Ben at 11:34 AM on August 01, 2002

Perhaps they should have it the year before the Olympics as a sort of warm-up competition. then it might have a bit more significance - a bit like the situation with the BAFTAs and the OSCARS(tm).

posted by Ben at 01:21 PM on July 26, 2002

sawks> no one in their right mind would think he was moving to City :)

posted by Ben at 02:26 PM on July 25, 2002

The next few races will possibly be more exiting - Shumie has the championship in the bag and isn't going to be trying as hard. We might even see more than one overtaking attempt per race!

posted by Ben at 11:11 AM on July 21, 2002

Brazil wins!!!

Ronaldo's going to be the one on the front pages tommorow for sure - as Gary Lineker said "he may floss his teeth with rope, but he's a great player!". In the end it just seemed right that Brazil should win it. In the other final it ended 4-0 and Montserrat are officially the worst team in the world.

posted by Ben at 08:21 AM on June 30, 2002


Perhaps its going to come from the World Wrestling Federation school of "sport"?

posted by Ben at 05:43 PM on June 29, 2002


posted by Ben at 05:37 PM on June 29, 2002

Which Are The Most Unforgettable World Cup Moments Since 1966?

1990 Semi-Final in Italy. Pearce steps up...

posted by Ben at 09:59 AM on June 28, 2002

Brazil v Turkey.

argh! Brazil looking dangerous at the end of the first half...

posted by Ben at 07:30 AM on June 26, 2002

Brazil v Turkey.

Brazil 2 Turkey 2, with a Brazilian golden goal to finish the match. It'd be a pity if the final was between the two 'old powers' though, what with all the suprises thus far.

posted by Ben at 10:39 AM on June 25, 2002

Germany v Korea is semifinal 1.

Go Korea!

posted by Ben at 06:51 PM on June 24, 2002

Spain robbed by linesman

I am getting increasingly worried that there is a FIFA plot to let The Germans win the World Cup :)

posted by Ben at 06:51 AM on June 22, 2002

Will England v Brazil be repeat of 1970 first round tie?


posted by Ben at 12:22 PM on June 21, 2002

World Cup a 'disaster', apparently.

Football 365 chip in with an American-style guide to the England Lions.

posted by Ben at 04:31 AM on June 20, 2002

The French were really missing Zizou.

posted by Ben at 08:44 AM on May 31, 2002