World Cup 2010

One Last All Whites World Cup 2010 Fascinating Fact

15 July 2010

After the loss of the Netherlands to Spain in the finals of the World Cup in Africa, The All Whites were the only team to leave the competition without losing a match. When I pointed this out to a friend (an England supporter) I was asked if this wasn’t a ‘hollow victory’, I said ‘no’ – here’s why…

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World Cup 2010: New Zealand vs. Paraguay

25 June 2010

Before the 11th of June 2010 an ‘uneventful draw’ against Paraguay would have been an event in itself. The fact that they were in a position to have “wasted their golden opportunity” and “rue not having made the most of their chance to cause a World Cup sensation” speaks volumes on the progress made during the tournament, and the expectations that brought…

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World Cup 2010: Italy vs. New Zealand

21 June 2010

If you go on the “swings and roundabouts” principle (what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts) then this game was right to end in a draw, after all, the offside goal was cancelled out by never-should-have-been-given penalty…

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Winston’s Finest Hour (and a Half)

16 June 2010

I have to confess that up till the 93rd minute of the New Zealand vs. Slovakia World Cup Match, this post was going to be titled ‘NZ’s Best Ever Loss.’ But who’d have thought…

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New Zealand ‘All Whites’ off to World Cup 2010

14 November 2009

New Zealand will be heading to their first football World Cup since Spain 1982. After a goalless draw in Bahrain ‘The All Whites’ needed to win the match played tonight in Wellington’s Westpac Stadium to secure their place in South Africa in 2010. The weather may well have suited New Zealand more than it did […]

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