Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

Why Do Toronto Dutch Fans Gather at Betty’s on King East?

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Dutch soccer fans in Toronto have gathered at Betty’s bar on King Street East for years now — to watch the Oranje in World Cup and Euro soccer matches.

Twitter Hashflags List: Flags in Your Tweets

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The World Cup is here!… and Twitter announced that you can tweet using certain hashtags that will then include the country flag beside the hashtag. They’re calling them hashflags. These won’t appear in embedded tweets, but will appear in the usual Twitter feed display.

Book Toronto Ice, Fields, Courts Online

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Stephen Gray, founder of Book it Sports, got in touch with us recently. He’s developed an online service whereby recreational sports players can book venue rentals online — fields, ice, courts, etc.

FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou: In Pictures

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I was in Barcelona in the Spring of 2012 and made my way up to Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona. We didn’t get the ‘full’ tour experience due to the team being about to practice, but did get a bit of time in the stands and checking out the exhibits and such. I believe the full tour includes getting down to field level and other things like the media area.

Monarch Park Stadium in Toronto Delayed

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

If you’re a member of the Toronto Sport and Social Club and are playing soccer at the new Monarch Stadium then you likely know about the delays in getting this facility completed.

Just 4 Fun Toronto Gets Rink Ads

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Yep, Just 4 Fun Sporting Club in Toronto have added paint to their boards. Paint that happens to be a logo! The crew headed over to the Just 4 Fun facility near Bloor and Lansdowne a few Sundays ago and slapped on some paint. This facility has been getting good use since opening last year, including being a regular TSSC floor hockey location. Many of your favourite sports can be played over at Just 4 Fun: ball hockey, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, and more! (more…)

FIFA Bribery Scandal BBC Documentary: Video

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The BBC’s Panorama documentary ‘FIFA’s Dirty Secrets’ reports on alleged bribes paid to senior executive (and World Cup voting) FIFA officials in exchange for World Cup host votes. Sports marketing company ISL is at the heart of the corruption and its folding has shed more light on payments allegedly made to FIFA executive members. (more…)

Football Dives: World Cup 2010 and Beyond

Friday, June 25th, 2010

One thing many fans can’t stand is diving (and by football, we’re talking ‘soccer‘!). Diving has become some what of an art form – and one that tarnishes the ‘beautiful game’ for sure. Even in World Cup 2010 we’re seeing some ‘incredible’ dives. (more…)

How are World Cup Groups Decided?

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Watching the World Cup, I’ve been wondering how the groups are decided. The way it ended up it seems that each group has one or two strong teams, with two lesser teams. With this, I figured it couldn’t be a total random draw. Imagine if Brazil, Spain, Italy and the Dutch made up one group? It never happens. Why is that? How are the World Cup groups decided? (more…)

What Does Caps Mean in Soccer?

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

If you’re watching the World Cup and are not a regular soccer watcher, you may be wondering what ‘caps’ means. As in, each player has so many caps. I had no idea so had to look this up. (more…)