- 20 May 06, 03:49 PM
A lot of you are already telling us about your blogs which is great and I'm enjoying reading them all.
There is some video of Theo Walcott training here, and two mad fans (an Englishman and a Scot) hosting a daily free fans podcast here .
Phil McThomas, 35 (Middlesbrough fan) and Tony Wildey, 31 (Hearts) say they have an insatiable appetite for football and conceived the idea "in the middle of a rant about the dearth of soccer podcasts".
The favourite thing I've come across is a list of World Cup rules for the fridge on a blog run by a chap called Ian living in Barcelona. It is wildly sexist - but hilarious of course. My favourite is Rule 3:
If you have to pass by in front of the TV during a game, I don't mind, as long as you do it crawling on the floor and without distracting me
Sadly I can't link to it as Ian has also included a rather cheeky photo which is against our editorial guidelines ;0(
But of you wanted to go to Blogger and type in 'worth printing off and sticking to the fridge' you'd find him.
I have found it quite hard to find decent sports blogs over the last few months (tell me if you know of any) - but the World Cup does at last seem to be inspiring a healthy crop.
I have been talking to an American called Joe Conway who is blogging at the Houston Chronicle . He's gonna give us some insight into how football (soccer, aaargh) is viewed in the US. 'Do Americans even know there's a World Cup going on?' might be an interesting place to start? No sign of it yet in the daily email I get from the New York Times though I did find this lone story on the team 'uniforms'
The USA goalkeeper Kasey Keller (ex Spurs now 'Gladbach) is writing a blog. As with most sportspeople it seems, it's not (yet) the most revealing thing you'll ever read but he does divulge that "our aim is to do better than the quarterfinals of the tournament".
There some more cool video here of a girl doing keepy-up tricks. We're running our own Keepy-up competition - the prize is tickets to England's first game plus flights and accomodation so what are you waiting for?? The deadline is 31 May.
Oh, and I also saw this competition to find for four lucky people to write a mobile blog for the World Cup, though the deadline is 24 May.
The winner will be announced here
Claire S, blog editor