Friday, June 11, 2010

World Cup set to go

I was surfing the internets today reading up on the latest ways the government has squandered your hard earned and was surprised to come across an article from the German Marshall Fund on footie in United States Land.

It was quite a nice piece and one little bit caught my eye:

American college students spending a semester abroad in Europe are returning with an appreciation for, and a rooting interest in, continental football.
Whilst I assume the "rooting interest" the writer states is not in the Australian sense of the term, he pretty much summed up a few of our own United Statesian Kankas.

You can check out the rest of the article here

In the meantime, the Kankas will be watching the England-USA match on Saturday 9:30 pm at the Red Lion Club. USAers are more than welcome.


  1. Yeah, have to agree there. Our Yankee Kankas have surprised and impressed us all with their fanatikal support of Ankaragucu and Gencler, together with their hatred of the Istanbul 3.

    I was planning to watch the Ingallind v Yanks match in the Red Lion Club too, but ..... I have been summoned to appear at The Beer Bus Bar on Saturday night by Battle Damaged Damon and Connect Steve Kankas.

    The fact that Steve is planning to bring a host of Bilkent Babes had nothing to do with my venue change decision ! Honisssssssst !!!

  2. Anonymous12:38 pm

    Well all I can say on tonight's game is that everybody in Ireland hopes that England win and progress from their group.And then lose to someone like Portugal on penalties in the quarter final!Again!

    Dublin Neil.

  3. I have a better idea Neil. Ingallind to lose to Australia by 6-0 yessssssssss !!!

  4. Anonymous1:10 pm

    Greeno, England's No 1!

    Dublin Neil.

  5. We in Scotland still remember a similar blunder from Frank Haffey against Ingallind many moons ago.

    So, I suppose that it will take many moons to pass before Greeno's blunder is forgotten by the Ingallish !!!

    Please excuse me while I have another titter and snigger !!!