Europe feared Islamic terrorists, instead they got tribal soccer violence

Football Soccer - Euro 2016 - England v Russia - Group B - Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France - 11/6/16 England supporters move through tear gas at the port of Marseille before the game. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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Violent clashes between English and Russian soccer fans broke out in the southern French city of Marseille on Saturday ahead of the two countries’ opening Euro 2016 match, leaving at least one person critically ill in hospital.

Riot police fired volleys of tear gas and deployed water cannon trucks to break up several skirmishes in the narrow streets of the city’s Vieux Port (Old Port) and outside the Velodrome stadium.

There were also scuffles between visiting fans and locals, with some wielding cafe tables as weapons.

European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, condemned the violence. “People engaging in such violent acts have no place in football,” it said in a statement.

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Bull thinks wogball is un-Australian

This has to be about the only way you can make wogball entertaining.

Ever wondered what it would be like to be the ball in a football match?

Yes, you read that right.

It’s a question local sports fans were asking themselves when a bull broke out of its paddock and charged into a football match in Maryborough, Queensland.

The impromptu rodeo began when the young animal sauntered out of the tree-line and wandered onto the pitch.

The cow then lowered his head and charged into the fray, chasing a number of players off the field. ? Read more »


Crowd chants Allahu Akbar during minute “silence” for Paris terror victims

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Face of the day

Iranian Soccer player Niloofar Ardalan Photo-facebook

Iranian Soccer player Niloofar Ardalan

Despite being a woman and despite following the ideology of Islam, champion Iranian soccer player?Niloofar Ardalan has experienced a lot of success. She manages to cover her hair and to dress according to the rules of her religion and still manages to beat women not burdened by all the extra clothing. Her success some might say is a success for all Muslim women as it shows that she can still follow her dreams while adhering to the restrictions of Islam. Well they might have said that if they hadn’t read this…

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Why the saying “play the ball not the man” is gay

Yesterday I wrote a post warning of the possibility of a cult of personality inside National.

Predictably those who cannot see it came along to comment and proved such a cult exists.

Also along came those who know what is better for me and tell me, including this comment.

Oh dear, Cam the first principle is that no one has a monopoly on the truth, and you are going close to claiming that for yourself. I hope this apparent crack at the PM is not part of the plan for you to start up a new right/centrist newspaper using the success of this blog. I have always believed in not playing the man, but focussing on the ball. Yes it is stupid for PM Key to bumble through an inept explanation of the Chief of Defence Staff’s attendance at the meeting with Obama et al about ISIS, but to characterise his premiership the way you appear to be going is not persuasive. I have a question, why is it that none of the MSM are prepared to take on the leadership inadequacies of the Opposition. What do they contribute to the governance of New Zealand (I mean the senior opposition MPs of all breeds)?

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So, you don’t care about football/soccer, but you’re starting to get interested?

With the quarter finals?starting?tomorrow, and then semis and final, some of you may feel yourself getting drawn in. ?So, here’s a handy refresher on the trickiest rule in the game.

Next game:


As there were no upsets during the knockout stages, I was?100% correct in my predictions. ?”Skill”, I assure you.

I will attempt to do so again now. ? The teams to enter the semis will be: ?? Read more »

Come get more awwwww. For those low on awwwww.


And you think those League guys are hard?

Ghost Goal


Well that escalated quickly