Recommended NZ | Guide to Money | Gimme: Competitions - Giveaways

Dave Griffith's blog

FIFA World Cup: Germany v Spain - Semi-Final Preview

FIFA World Cup: Germany v Spain - Semi-Final Preview

World No.6 ranked Germany - the hottest form team in the tournament - take on No.2 ranked Spain to decide who will face the Netherlands in the World Cup Final.

FIFA World Cup: Netherlands v Uruguay – Semi-Final Preview

FIFA World Cup: Netherlands v Uruguay – Semi-Final Preview

Just when we were looking down the barrel of the first World Cup Final without a European side since 1930 we now have three of them reaching the semi-finals.

FIFA World Cup: Uruguay v Ghana – Quarter-Final Preview

FIFA World Cup: Uruguay v Ghana – Quarter-Final Preview

The forgotten quarter-final sees Uruguay facing off against the last African hope Ghana for a place in the last four.

FIFA World Cup: Spain v Paraguay – Quarter-Final Preview

FIFA World Cup: Spain v Paraguay – Quarter-Final Preview

Slowly but surely pre-tournament favourites Spain have steered their way through the group stages and the round of 16.

FIFA World Cup: Brazil v Netherlands - Quarter-Final Preview

FIFA World Cup: Brazil v Netherlands - Quarter-Final Preview

A dream match-up in Port Elizabeth between the world No.1 ranked Brazilian side and the No.4 ranked Netherlands.

FIFA World Cup: Argentina v Germany - Quarterfinal Preview

FIFA World Cup: Argentina v Germany - Quarterfinal Preview

Neither of these teams were supposed to be in the Quarter-finals. Germany’s loss to injury of Michael Ballack and Argentina’s faltering qualifying campaign had fans from both countries not expecting performances to match their mutual elite pedigree.

Other Headlines – News, Sport and Religion

Other Headlines – News, Sport and Religion

NEWS - Norman Flags China, SPORT - Wimbledon – Two Guys Find Smart Way to Stay on Court, RELIGION – Visions of New Zealand Prime Minister at Sporting Events

General McChrystal Pays the Price for Trying to Get His Picture on the Cover of the Rolling Stone

General McChrystal Pays the Price for Trying to Get His Picture on the Cover of the Rolling Stone

Remember Dr. Hook? In 1972 they articulated the dream that money couldn't buy when they sang:

"We take all kind of pills to give us all kind of thrills
but the thrill we've never known
Is the thrill that'll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone."

New Zealand – The Susan Boyle of the FIFA World Cup?

New Zealand – The Susan Boyle of the FIFA World Cup?

Sepp Blatter, the chief judge for Football's Got Talent, sits at his desk looking a bit perplexed at the nervous man in his late 40's standing on the stage.

“So Ricky… Herbert, where are you from?”

Cheating Tarnishes FIFA World Cup

Cheating Tarnishes FIFA World Cup

We are not even out of pool play yet and the scourge of cheating has already taken some of the gloss of the shiny FIFA World Cup Trophy.