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About fixball

Fixball reflects the opinions of a bald, loud-mouthed, middle-aged, cynical, beer-swilling, ex-pat, football fanatic Brit. The last person you want next to you when your team's winning. But when your team isn't...?

The Cricket World Cup

With all the allegations of Pakistani match fixing in Cricket in the press over the past year, it would be interesting to know what the odds on Nederlands scoring over 290 in their World Cup match opener against England was, … Continue reading

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England’s Disgrace – What the FA were they thinking?

England went out to Germany, again. We’re now so used to that outcome that most football pundits will have been preparing their explanation for England’s failure as soon as Germany was confirmed as our knock out round opponents.  That said, … Continue reading

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Kaka sending off bites Coast!

Strange as it may seem, the refs appalling decision to penalise Kaka for the temerity to defend himself against the Ivorian Coast player who, apparently, deliberately ran into him, may well end up punishing the Ivorians more than Brazil.  With … Continue reading

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South Africa’s French miracle?

Down and almost certainly out after last weeks 3-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay, suddenly things are looking a lot rosier for a South African team preparing to face a French side at a historic low, assuming the French … Continue reading

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Roo’d boys

Okay so Wayne had a go at the crowd at the end of the Algeria game.  So what? Quite honestly, after the appalling display the England team put up against Algeria I would have been more worried had he not … Continue reading

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Ball fix

Bit of a co-incidence that the two best performing teams so far – Argentina and Germany (yes I know Germany lost to Serbia but even with just 10 men they were by far the better side – how Podborski didn’t … Continue reading

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Host heading South

With a 3-0 loss to Uruguay, Wednesday, the South African Lions must play for a miracle against France in their final group stage game, if they are not to become the first host nation to fail to progress from the … Continue reading

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