Sammy Rowan Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/4093 en English Premier League Top 5 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/08/17/english-premier-league-top-5 With the summer drawing to a conclusion, soccer fans around the world can rejoice with the start of the 2010/2011 English Premier League season. Here are my thoughts on who should be the top teams. 1...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/08/17/english-premier-league-top-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/08/17/english-premier-league-top-5#comments The Beautiful Game arsenal blackpool chelsea english premier league liverpool manchester united marlon harewood paul scholes wigan Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:48:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4657 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Diego Forlan wins golden ball http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/11/diego-forlan-wins-golden-ball Diego Forlan is the winner of the World Cup MVP. If it were not for Forlan Uruguay, he may have not even made the second round. I thought that someone from Spain or Holland would win. But Forlan was... http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/11/diego-forlan-wins-golden-ball#comments The Beautiful Game Diego Forlan Golden Ball MVP Uruguay World Cup Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:59:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4443 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Eso! Spain http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/11/eso-spain Overall, Spain did deserve to win, but it would have been a lot nicer had they won on less controversial terms. The first half of the game was very dull as Holland had expertly clogged the middle of...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/11/eso-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/11/eso-spain#comments The Beautiful Game Sports Andres Iniesta Arjen Robben Carles Puyol David Villa Holland Howard Webb Nelson Mandela referee Spain Wesley Sneijder World Cup Trophy Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:17:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4442 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Golden Ball finalists announced http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/10/golden-ball-finalists-announced Fifa announced the Golden Ball finalists for the tournament. Leading the list of finalists are Holland's Wesley Sneijder, and Spain's David Villa. The remaining eight finalists are Asamoah Gyan of... http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/10/golden-ball-finalists-announced#comments The Beautiful Game Andres Iniesta Arjen Robben Asamoah Gyan Bastian Schweinsteiger David Villa Diego Forlan Golden Ball Lionel Messi Mesut Ozil MVP Wesley Sneijder xavi Sun, 11 Jul 2010 05:54:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4438 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Holland and Spain set for epic battle http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/10/holland-and-spain-set-epic-battle Holland is in the final for the third time, but this team has never won the grand prize. Holland shocked many experts when they beat Brazil and now will have to control the midfield. Nigel De Jong...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/10/holland-and-spain-set-epic-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/10/holland-and-spain-set-epic-battle#comments The Beautiful Game Sports Andres Inniesta Arjen Robben Bert Van Marwjik Carles Puyol David Villa Dirk Kuyt Gerard Pique Holland Iker Casillas Mark Van Bommel Nigel De Jong Spain Vincente Del Bosque Wesley Sneijder World Cup Trophy xavi Sun, 11 Jul 2010 00:46:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4437 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Holland and Spain will play for the World Cup http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/07/holland-and-spain-will-play-world-cup Holland were the first team to advance to the final as they beat Uruguay in the first semi final. The Dutch came into this game without holding midfielder Nigel De Jong due to suspension. Uruguay...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/07/holland-and-spain-will-play-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/07/07/holland-and-spain-will-play-world-cup#comments The Beautiful Game 2010 world cup final Arjen Robben Carles Puyol Diego Forlan dutch FIFA news germany Holland Iker Casillas netherlands Semi-finals Spain Thomas Muller Uruguay Wesley Sneijder Thu, 08 Jul 2010 05:33:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4412 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com England-Germany, and Argentina-Mexico preview. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/26/england-germany-and-argentina-mexico-preview England's View The Three Lions played way better against Slovenia and were deserved of going on to the second round. Fabio Capello made two big changes by putting Jermain Defoe in place of Emile...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/26/england-germany-and-argentina-mexico-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/26/england-germany-and-argentina-mexico-preview#comments The Beautiful Game Argentina Chicharito Dimechellis England germany Giovanni Dos Santos Javier Hernandez Lionel Messi Mesut Ozil Mexico Stephen Gerrard Wayne Rooney Sun, 27 Jun 2010 12:45:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4335 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Ghana, Uruguay advance. USA and South Korea sent home. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/26/ghana-uruguay-advance-usa-and-south-korea-sent-home Uruguay beat out South Korea with a hard fought 2-1 victory that sent the Uruguayans to the quarter finals. Uruguay got off to a great start when Diego Forlan sent in a cross that the Korean...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/26/ghana-uruguay-advance-usa-and-south-korea-sent-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/26/ghana-uruguay-advance-usa-and-south-korea-sent-home#comments The Beautiful Game Asamoah Gyan ghana Kevin Prince Boateng landon donovan Luis Suarez Richard Kingson South Korea Uruguay usa Sun, 27 Jun 2010 11:40:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4334 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com First day of knockout round http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/25/first-day-knockout-round Uruguay goes into the&nbsp; game versus South Korea looking to advance to the quarter finals. Uruguay was very impressive in the group stage and will be looking to use the momentum they have from the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/25/first-day-knockout-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/25/first-day-knockout-round#comments The Beautiful Game Sports Asamoah Gyan Diego Forlan ghana Ji Sung Park Landon Donavan South Korea Uruguay usa Sat, 26 Jun 2010 13:04:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4324 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Chile, Portugal, and Spain advance. Switzerland, and Cote D'Ivoire eliminated http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/25/chile-portugal-and-spain-advance-switzerland-and-cote-divoire The final round of 16 matches were set today as there will be an all South American match between Brazil and Chile, and Spain will be playing Portugal. Cote D'Ivoire came into today having to...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/25/chile-portugal-and-spain-advance-switzerland-and-cote-divoire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/beautifulgame/2010/06/25/chile-portugal-and-spain-advance-switzerland-and-cote-divoire#comments The Beautiful Game Brazil Chile cote d'ivoire honduras North Korea portugal Spain switzerland Sat, 26 Jun 2010 10:43:00 +0000 Sammy Rowan 4323 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com