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‘El Clasico’: The Barcelona-Real madrid Rivalry explained

A Clash of the Giants When these two teams clash, its not just about the 3 points. Pride and honour are stake. The magnitude and intensity of these two giants clashing is so huge that I, sitting in an entirely different continent, count down the days till “el clasico.” If your not Spanish, like myself, …

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A Guide to South African Slang

Here are some South African Slang words that are used today. Just a note: the words are derived from various languages. They are only used informally! Ag Man = “Oh Man” Aweh (pronounced: Ahh-Where) = “Oh Yeah” said in excitement. Also commonly used as a greeting. Babbelaas = hangover. (“Eish I’m Babbelaas!”) Bakkie = Truck …

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Bromance Alert:Our Favourite Bromances

What is a bromance? A couple of definitions from Urban dictionary (cos lets face it, it’s not going to be in Oxford): 1. Describes the complicated love and affection shared by two straight males. 2. A non-sexual relationship between two men that are unusually close. 3. A close relationship between two bros to such a …

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FIFA World Cup 2010: 10 Things to Experience when you’re in South Africa

Heading to South Africa for the World Cup? Make sure you make it a truly unforgetable, South African experience. Here’s my list of what you cannot miss out on when you get here! 1. The Vuvuzela. It’s a typical case of “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Most foreigners are appalled by the sound …

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FIFA World Cup 2010: Your Guide to the stadiums!

With the World Cup 7 months away, the stadiums are nearing completion. In total, 10 Stadiums will be used for the tournament. Five of these are newly built and five are been renovated. Not only do the Stadiums comply with FIFA Stadium Match Requirements, but they are the very best in the World. The 10 …

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Formations: 4-4-2

4-4-2 The Classic 4-4-2 4 defenders, 4 midfielders, 2 strikers The 4-4-2 is probably the most popularly used formation by managers today. Sir Alex Ferguson utilized this formation in his treble winning Manchester United side. The weakness of this formation is the big gaps left between the defensive line and midfield; and the midfield and …

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The Beautiful Game and why We Love it…

A friend of mine (whose not so much the sports fan) once asked me in disgust how so much money can be splurged into the game, while people go hungry in poverty striken parts of the world. I see his reasoning, being an economist by profession, he couldn’t understand how and where teams got such …

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Zizou: The Greatest of all Time

When the subject of the greatest footballer of all time crops up, people are usually divided between Pelé and Maradona. But growing up in the 90’s and having nothing but grainy videotapes too watch of these two South American giants, I can’t really choose which of the two were greater. For one, they plied thier trade in …

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Pep Guardiola: The Comedian (Videos and Pictures)

We all know that he was an amazing player, a great coach and a shrewd tactician. But Pep Guardiola has always provided us with a bit more since he started coaching Barca – plenty of laughs. He is probably one of the funniest managers in the business. With his animated reactions to every little thing, …

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