Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 
2066 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 161


  Reply # 1089357 15-Jul-2014 16:04
Send private message

Dingbatt: Interestingly the agreement between FIFA and clubs that allows for the release of players for international fixtures expires at the end of July and it seems there is a high level of intransigence among the clubs not to renew it. Sources such as England's Daily Mail newspaper saying it will be the end of the FIFA World Cup as we know it.
A similar thing already happens in rugby where players were held back from the the French tour of Australia and the English tour here to complete club fixtures. Pretty evident that money talks and the rich clubs in Europe hold much greater sway over the governing international bodies than is healthy for the sport.
Compare Germany's result with England's in Brazil, and then look at how many home grown players there are in the Bundesliga compared to the EPL.


There is a reason the Daily Mail are called the Daily Fail

3031 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 415

Subscriber

  Reply # 1089733 16-Jul-2014 09:01
Send private message

Kopkiwi: ..........

There is a reason the Daily Mail are called the Daily Fail


In so many ways, the truth must not be allowed to stand in the way of a good (sensationalist) story. Perhaps the most interesting part of the article was in the difference between UEFA and FIFA on 'sharing' the wealth. Football is not alone in this. Rugby and cricket, and I've no doubt, many other international sports probably suffer similar politics.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

 
 
 
 


452 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 107

Trusted

  Reply # 1089804 16-Jul-2014 10:37
Send private message

floydbloke: I’m proud to be a Dutchman today. Commendable 3rd place and didn’t lose a game, beating Spain by 4 and Brazil by 3 in the process. Expectations from the Dutch public in general were certainly a lot lower. I salute van Gaal, some fantastic decisions, even subbing Vorm on in the last three minutes so that all 23 players in the squad got to play in the WC. Man U fans should be pleased.

I do feel very sorry for the Brazilian public though, what a disappointment for them.


Fully agree with your sentiments. I was lucky enough to be in The Netherlands while the match was on, great atmosphere :)

joker97: If you look at the overall performance over the tournament Germany deserved the cup. Argentina had been toothless throughout.

But looking at a single game, it could have been anybody's. But if you don't score you don't win, and Germany scored.

Also agree to that!



joker97: Hang on ... they've given the player of the tournament aka golden ball to the guy who did nothing over 7 hours of knockout footy ... Surely a political gesture

Yes, undeserved.


PS: Daily Mail are a joke of a newspaper, I read it for comedy value




Gigabit


1 | ... | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.