Category Archives: Soccer

Socceroos vs Bahrain 10 June 2009

Pretty unconvincing team in the first half but they managed to play more cohesively in the second. We are lucky that they won 2:0 because their defence left a lot to be desired. The Bahrainies had a few good players but also weak links (lucky for us). Some of them were feigning injury and adding acrobatics to make a small knock look like a major foul.

While it wasn’t a world class game we had a great time anyway. Just being at ANZ Stadium and watching the players in real life is always a brig thrill. The match against Bahrain was the coldest we had ever been too and we ended up wrapped in blankets and warm jackets. We were saying afterwards that it was probably better to be cold than wet, because we got drenched last time we went to see the Socceroos.

Setanta broadband sport

The Euro 2008 semi-final between Germany and Turkey wasn’t being broadcast on free-to-air SBS TV so I investigated alternatives. The SBS website mentioned Satanta, which I had never heard of. But we really wanted to watch that match so I paid for a one month subscription. It worked out well. I already had a small PC I had used as a cheap media centre so I knew it would display ok on the TV. I also ran an ethernet cable from our ADSL2+ router rather than trust the 54 mbps wireless connection. Surprisingly the picture quality was ok. Not as good as normal SD TV but watchable. It was streaming at 450kbs and seemingly didn’t drop a frame.