Soccer Links and
Page last modified: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
|Europe: Going to
UEFA gives current status of Champions
League, UEFA Cup, etc., etc. If you aren't a xenophobe. Here
is the English Premiership. And, here is the
Good for all sports: Yahoo!! Then we have Soccer Features: a source of international reports kept up to date and archived. SOCCERNET: the Sportsline of the Daily Mail, UK, updated each evening, local time. Lots of information, especially English Premier. On a daily basis do try the Electronic Telegraph, but, like the Guardian, registering for access is necessary: Electronic Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk and Guardian http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk. Also, try Soccer.com, SoccerAction, Football365. More sites below. Also, try the BCSoccerWeb http://www.bcsoccerweb.com/ and, on one of their hosted pages, discover who owns this dead bird:
Canadian Soccer Associations
Ontario Soccer Association The coat of many colours; pity it's so poorly designed. Plus: Alberta SA, Saskatchewan SA, New Brunswick SA. Here is the British Columbia Soccer Association showing, at last, an aesthetic improvement. Eastern Ontario District SA whose offices are upstairs in the CSA building on 237 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa. Canadian Soccer Association whose offices are next door to the Iranian Embassy. Coincidence? Knowing the bureaucracy involved, it's a loaded question.
National and International Soccer Associations
Scottish Football Association: link may not work, possibly because they are wondering about National Independence and mulling over what happened at the last Old Firms' Game. That may have been a couple of years ago, but it seems the same thing is happening, especially when the National team, on September 7th., 2002, can only draw 2-2 with the Faeroe Islands, that great sunny hotbed of soccer. UEFA Official Information Service: European Football organisational headquarters web page. Federation Internationale de Football Association: the FIFA page, another organisation very similar to the Olympics' structure with the obvious, odious comparisons.
And now, the World Cup:
England's prospects for European Championship: well, they qualified for the finals, by the skin of their teeth, and with thanks to the Swedes. The FA is wondering whether to appeal, along with Italy, but I have no sympathy with those bemoaning England's seeding in the 2002 World Cup. Behind Scotland, begorrah! Based on the UEFA recent games results only. And, did England do well? Emphatically, NOT!
Unofficial England with equally unofficial England manager quote pages (although Kevin Keegan does have some kind of quality, but, given the poverty of the team performances against Sweden and Bulgaria, it isn't high grade); other people's gaffes here. Maybe Kelvin Koogan is to be (should be?) shot at dawn.
It must be the FA. They reward Peter Taylor, coach of the under 21 English team that has a faultless record, with the sack. And they hire a populist with about as much intelligence as Gascoigne has common sense. It is simply not enough to be popular with the lads, albeit with unbounded enthusiasm. Where is the paramount tactical sense; where, in other words, is Terry Venables? Or Bobby Robson, even if he is so successful at his age, viz. his enhancement of Newcastle's reputation.
Gascoigne's almost latest: Industrial Language is allowed, he says; calling a Referee's Assistant a wanker is a reasonable remark. Middlesbrough coach, Bryan Robson, does not agree; he fined the everlasting child two weeks wages in response. And he's not giving Gazzer any first team experience, lately. Although, Paul Gascoigne stated for posterity that no one will equal his goal against Scotland whereupon he was immediately doused by his team mates, for which see the pictures page on this site.
Here is an England supporters page; here's another one. Now, the Football Supporters' Association, includes Hillsborough information. To Euro 2000. England's doomed World Cup 2006 bid. Especially since Wembley reconstruction is ricocheting between one committee and another, something to do with mutual use. Not like the Stade de France, eh? On the other hand, the FA Premier League Hall of Fame and, finally, the FA site, which, as you might have guessed, is still under construction. Well, it was last time I tried, and the time before that, and then, and then . . . . . it is alive. Better late than never, and you'd better have a fast connection, because it takes forever to load. How appropriate, some would say.
AltaVista Search: Simple Query World Cup 1998 about 11,000 hits and more. You can alter the search to fit your own preferences, can't you?
International Competitions and Associations of the FIFA
Lega Nazionale Professionisti Either Italian or English is available choice. L' Italia del CALCIO Italian League, basically in Italian. German Bundesliga results:in English for us language challenged yobs of doubtful parentage. Norwegian football Very tall and dignified with nose guards and a long ball and Odin up their sleeves.
The Ideal Soccer Player? Only Da Vinci would know.
Newspapers (not soccer but a source, oftentimes, of relevant information)
Transportation to the game:
Ships, Planes & Trains
www.whitbread.org The round the world race; site active only when the race is on
Freightliner Corporation Nice one Kenworth Truck Company Nicer one MACK TRUCKS, INC. steel plate PETERBILT: Home Page Class pays? Truckers.com for guys with tight jeans
Vancouver, information for those wishing to visit or hoping for a reason to leave
This is the official photograph of the Richmond City Council of late 20th Century
Top row, second from left, a wonderful man, Ken Johnston, Councillor, and soccer player, and dear friend. I need photos of my other mates from Vancouver soccer to illustrate this page for posterity. So, you lazy boys and girls, send them! Since, at the bottom of this page, we're back to soccer. He's now an MLA of the Liberal persuasion who is, is he not, in support of the labour law imbroglio, of May 2002? At the link, above, is a photo of him that I think Graham could improve. Well, given what he did below, it would be an improvement, hein?
The distortion, if you can detect it, is from the co-player whose dog this is:
Graham, you are a naughty dog lover! And, play this clip from a Vancouver News show!