Monday, January 21, 2008

Cup of Nations Links

Not too much here but some useful links I found as you attempt to watch the Cup of Nations.

I *may* have found a place in New York City. More on that later.

- First, the BBC is running a live text update/commentary service of the matches as they happen. So if you can't watch the matches, as least you can read the action as it happens ...

- Here, a website that claims to have a live feed of the matches. I haven't tried it yet, but feel free to let me know how it goes. One thing they do have is highlight packages of the games after they happen.

- A journalist from the Guardian Unlimited's first-hand account of yesterday's action between Ghana and Guinea.

Here, a small quote. After that, on to the heavyweight battle between Ivory Coast and Nigeria. Good luck watching the matches!

Before the game an unbelievably irritating stadium announcer who loved the sound of his own voice kept on and on and on when he didn't need to say a word. He told us the names of the teams, their nicknames, their shirt colours, who was in the VIP seats (despite the fact that we'd already heard their speeches), who the sponsors were, who the captains were and all sorts of other drivel.

He would not shut it, and was even still talking after kick-off. Just before the end he boomed 'Ladies and gentlemen...' and I thought we'd have to sit through it all again, he's going to tell us what the score is and which way the teams were kicking and explain the offside rule. Then Sulley scored. That shut him up.

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