Analysis. History. Perspective.

Sports Then and Now



France Faces World Cup Humiliation 1

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Thomas Rooney

French faithful cannot be happy with the performance of their team so far in the 2010 World Cup.

France is staring World Cup elimination in the face and it feels like they are “a small football nation”, according to captain Patrice Evra.

Two years ago Les Blues crashed out of Euro 2008 with just one point from their three group games and that feat will be repeated unless they are able to get a result against South Africa next week.

However, even a victory may not be enough to secure a second round spot for France. The other remaining Group A game sees Mexico play Paraguay and a draw will see both sides through to the knockout stages. The World Cup odds suggest Les Blues are going home.

It’s a far cry from the lofty expectations held by France fans before the tournament kicked off. Most expected the side to top the group comfortably, but a turgid 0-0 with Paraguay and a desperate 2-0 defeat at the hands of Mexico means they are highly likely to fall at the first hurdle. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Drew Pearson: Mr. Clutch
      August 7, 2021 | 6:59 pm

      Drew Pearson

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is a former NFL wide receiver know as “Mr. Clutch” for his penchant for making big receptions at crucial moments of the game. After waiting for more than 30 years, he is finally earning his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2021 Hall of Fame Class.

      During his decade with the Dallas Cowboys, Drew Pearson had a habit of making the big catch at the right moment to help the Cowboys time and again snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

      The favorite target of Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, Pearson was widely recognized as one of the great receivers of his era. Though at the time of his retirement many expected Pearson to easily breeze into the Hall of Fame, his enshrinement was derailed by changes to the game which artificially inflated receiver stats and made the numbers he produced during a time when wide receivers weren’t catching 100 passes a season seem inferior.

      Read more »

    • RSSArchive for Vintage Athlete of the Month »
  • Follow Us Online

  • Check out the best free bets at freebets4all. Learn how to convert online bookmakers free bets into guaranteed cash using the matched betting technique.

  • Current Poll

    Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
  • Post Categories



↑ Top