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World Cup Top Tin; #5 Worst Kits

9 Jul

International football kit design is not an area in which it is easy to make mistakes. The basic colours and styles have long been traditionally established, often to the point of also being the team’s nickname, and you don’t have any fiddly or awkwardly coloured sponsors logos to factor in. And yet some countries continue to get it all wrong, all very, very wrong. Here Twinty Tin looks at those who have taken to the field with all the sartorial style of Dame Edna Everage Continue reading


World Cup Top Tin; #4 Goal Celebrations

5 Jul

It only takes a second to score a goal, so we can be thankful that a number of World Cup stars have devoted much more time into celebrating their strikes, enabling us to compile this top ten list. Do you remember Brazil’s baby-rocking routine to celebrate Bebeto’s goal against Netherlands at the 1994 World Cup? Good, because its not featured in our top ten. Neither is Diego Maradona’s ‘enhanced’ stare down the lens after his goal against Greece in the same tournament, nor is Brian Laudrup’s relaxed pose following his goal against Brazil at France ’98. Sadly a lack of available footage means that our top ten is also bereft of Gordon Strachan’s ballet moves, performed on an advertising hoarding, after he scored Scotland’s opener against West Germany in 1986, but hopefully you can soldier on regardless and enjoy the following ten celebrations. Continue reading

World Cup Top Tin; #3 Merchandising Opportunities

21 Jun

The World Cup always produces a swathe of money-making opportunities for those companies and individuals shrewd enough to fill the right niché in the market.  Here’s my top 10 list of nine genuine merchandising campaigns linked to South Africa 2010 plus an exciting concept of my own, the rights of which are still available to buy – interested parties can contact me through Twinty Tin. Continue reading

World Cup Top Tin; #2 Clichés

15 Jun

There are some things that you just can’t avoid hearing or reading about every time the World Cup bandwagon trundles into view.  Here’s my Top 10 list of those things that get dusted down and trotted out every four years whether we like it or not. Continue reading

World Cup Top Tin; #1 Facebook Groups

6 Jun

Like creating a child, just about anyone can create a Facebook group.  And like being a parent, there are those who then lovingly nurture and cherish their offspring once they’ve created them, moderating their behaviour and curbing their most base instincts to enable them to develop into well-rounded and productive members of the wider community; and there are those who allow the fruit of their loins to run batshit-crazy and come into contact with all sorts of odious types whose sole aim is to corrupt, taint and defile everything around them. Continue reading