Friday, December 24, 2010

Wayne Rooney Fail Penalty Miss Vs Arsenal

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Marwan's 2010 Mini World Cup Prediction Competition

This competition is based on the xls sheet.

Here are the rules:

1 - The competition is limited to the first 19 people that apply. On a first come basis.
2 - All you have to do is fill out the third sheet and email it back to me.
3 - If everything is O.K. with your sheet, I will email you back a confirmation of your entry
4 - The deadline for the competition is the kickoff time of the first match in world cup 2010.

To download the sheet from here:

The view and fill in the xls sheet you need MS Excel 2007 and above!

The first two sheets are to be filled when the world cup actually starts!

The third sheet is the most important sheet in the file,it contains the prediction game. The file contains 20 users, all what you should do … enter points system to calculate points for each match and there’re four options which is listed below:

a) Prediction of the exact result of the match
b) Prediction of the case of the match as win or draw
c) Prediction of the exact difference in the result, but the match case should be achieved
d) Prediction of the right score for any team

And the last three options is together equal the first option, in case of not using any option, just put the score as zero value.

Name of each player is written under the player no. and each one put his prediction in his column, and once you enter the results in the first sheet, score of each player will be calculated automatically and the arrangement of the players will be consisted in the ranking table.

Good luck :)

Email your filled out xls sheet to:


Friday, February 5, 2010

Top Higuita Moments

The amazing Columbian goal keeper-come-attacker Rene Higuita:

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Curious Case of the Penalty Pass!

It is legal to pass the ball to another player in a penalty kick... Yet, no one dares to try it! The odds of scoring from the spot on a wide open goal are more tempting than making a pass in the box. There are however some curious souls that tried the pass... Here are some successes and failures:

First we have Cruyff... Ajax were winning by 4 or 5 goals at that point... So it was worth the try :)

The goal again in Dutch and an interview with Cruyff after the match:

Arsenal Vs. Man City. Pires and Henry try to score in similar fashion... Arsenal was leading 1-0 at the time... Risky!

The interview with Henry and Wenger afterwards... Good to see that they're laughing about it:

This is what was supposed to happen with Pires and Henry:

As to the rules of penalty kicks... the pass does NOT violate them:
After the referee blows his whistle, which is the signal for the kick to be taken, the kicker must kick the ball in a forward direction (not necessarily at the goal, though this is almost always the case). The ball must be kicked after a run-up by the taker, who may slow his run but may not completely stop once the run-up has begun. If the taker scores after violating this rule, the kick must be re-taken.

Dan Magness attempts to break a 'keepy uppy' world record by not letting the ball touch the ground for 30 miles... Respect!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Highlights from Soccer Blogger (RuTube)

EPL Matches - (Sapo Video)

LETS KICKOFF | Goals Video (RuTube + MySpace)

Goals Arena - Sports Videos - Not Only Football - International

Soccer Blogger (YouTube)

Soccer360 - Match Highlights (RuTube + MySpace)

Soccer Shouts Video Updates

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