Luke Dempsey's Best and Worst
July 07, 2010
Best Uniform: Uruguay, for the insouciant way they wore their collars. No two players agreed -- should it be up, a la Eric Cantona; non-existent, a la Brazil, or all messed up? All messed up seemed to dominate. Worst individual performance: Ricardo Clark, USA. Phew, he was dreadful. Substituted after half an hour against Ghana? That's a starting pitcher giving up 8 runs in the top of the first. On two grand slams. No one out. In the post-season. Least enjoyable game: England vs. Algeria. Did anything at all actually happen?
Best of the Web, AM Edition
June 28, 2010
"Maradona and Me" Paul Gardner: should Bradley go? Steve Davis: Bradley's lineup leaves unanswered questions Sid Lowe: England's pathetic exit Zonal Marking's second-round preview, part 2 Tim Vickery: Bielsa plots Brazil's downfall Jonathan Wilson: corruption to blame for African failure Gabriel Heinze, meet the TV camera