Soccer | THE BALD TRUTH Nov 27, 2001

Only fools and Boca up for Toyota Cup

by Alastair Himmer

The circus is back in town for tonight's World Club Cup (otherwise known as the Intercontinental Cup, Toyota Cup or Mickey Mouse Windshield Trophy) between Germany's Bayern Munich and Boca Juniors of Argentina. Boca actually arrived in Japan last Wednesday, which tells us: a) how ...

Soccer | THE BALD TRUTH Oct 30, 2001

Nakata not doing the business for Parma

by Alastair Himmer

Hidetoshi Nakata is in serious danger of turning into the "Plonker of Parma." Or worse still, the Japanese Nigel Clough. One Italian television analyst called Japan's $26 million dollar man hopeless after Parma went down 1-0 to this season's surprise package Chievo (an Italian version ...

Soccer | THE BALD TRUTH Aug 21, 2001

Clowns at the circus of soccer

by Alastair Himmer

I was buttering my muffins the other morning when my Australian mate Nezbo called. So obviously I had to tell him how crap the Aussies are at soccer, didn't I? Japan's 3-0 win in the Asia-Oceania Challenge Cup last Wednesday was proof that, while Australia ...