Monthly Archives: July 2010

Optajoke Fantasy Football

With the new Premier League season fast approaching, Optajoke have opened up a fantasy football league for all you wonderful people to join to take on the ‘brains’ of Optajoke… Naturally, we haven’t made our own fantasy football system up, … Continue reading

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That was the World Cup that was…

Every World Cup in my lifetime can be etched by specific memories. Even purely from an England point of view these moments can be elements of time where joy was the overriding feature – there’s Michael Owen’s goal against Argentina, David Beckham’s … Continue reading

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ITV Theme Tune LIVE!

This is the performance the OptaJoke team were talking about in the last pod: It’s like watching a World Cup version of Live from Studio Five, or is that World Cup Live with James Cordon?

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Holland v Uruguay

The first semi-final of this year’s tournament saw two sides who have been grabbing headlines of late clash in Cape Town. Holland were riding high after a surprise victory over Brazil, a result many did not expect. The Dutch squad … Continue reading

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Spain v Paraguay

Paraguay v Spain Vuvuzela Rating: 7.4 – Frequent use of that bloody YouTube button! A match predicted to be the most one sided quarter finals in World Cup history took place at Ellis Park on Saturday night. It pitted European … Continue reading

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Argentina vs Germany

Vuvuzela rating 7.5 – A surprisingly un-German energetic and exciting buzz. Have Germany ever been pre tournament favourites at a world cup? Every 4 years they turn up with no one tipping them for glory, almost perennially in transition, either with a generation of players … Continue reading

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Uruguay vs Ghana

Vuvuzela rating: 8.2 – The sound of a lot of noisy bees who support teams already knocked out of the World Cup and so are supporting Ghana instead. There were two narratives to this game; it was either an unbiased … Continue reading

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