Science

The perfectly round Jabulani gets a kicking from NASA

The Jabulani - is it also too big?

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Today’s news suggests that when NASA eggheads aren’t building rockets, or figuring out how best to consume a glass of orange squash when you’re floating, they’re chuckling knowingly to themselves, and patronising people who only invent footballs.

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THE WORLD'S MOST HATED FOOTBALL

Ex-Liverpool striker Craig Johnston delivers 12-page Jabulani rant to Sepp Blatter

Creator of the Predator football boot registers his disgust

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The Jabulani World Cup match ball hasn’t found many friends this summer, being described at various points during the tournament as ‘dreadful’, ‘terrible’, ‘a catastrophe’ and even ‘supernatural’.

Now Craig Johnston, former Liverpool striker and inventor of the Predator football [...]

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CONSPIRACY THEORIES

The FA lost England’s Jabulani practice balls five months ago

Did England’s test batch get nicked?

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The Mirror are reporting England could have had an extra four months to practice with the World Cup’s infamous Jabulani ball… except the test batch Adidas sent over was lost at Wembley.

Each of the tournament’s 32 competing nations were given their own [...]

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