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david patrick lane
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David Patrick Lane is conducting research on the African Diaspora and football. He hopes his work will be be published ahead of 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Interests: football
Recent Activity
I was recently asked 5 Questions by the Africa is a Country blog on my experience of media consumption in Moçambique and South Africa. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at the other football
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The Chappas from Central Maputo to Estadio Machava takes half an hour and costs the same as a loaf of bread. There were no barricades in Maputo on Sunday. All roads led to the Futebol. It was difficult to detect... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at the other football
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(This is a third of a series of on the ground reports I have posted from Maputo since the beginning of the Revolta Popular sparked by the increased in the price of bread. I will be posting here again in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at the other football
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Moçambique’s finest first XI. Moçambique’s future leaders take a break from liberating their country and pose for the classic team photo. (This photograph was taken in the late 1960s.) The back row consists of the founder of Frelimo, Eduardo Mondlane... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at the other football
The official week of mourning for my stolen laptop and with it much work is over. There are some post World Cup stories to tell. I will try to tell them while I am still a guest here. I want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at the other football
I was robbed last night. Arrived at apt in Joburg at 5 am. I woke up at 10 am, the apt door was open, laptop gone. I have spent the morning going over surveilance tapes with the police. This makes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2010 at the other football
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This is Fabiana, the woman who runs the show for Uruguay. (Interview with Fabiana to follow and posting of other assorted smarteez to come over the weekend.) Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at the other football
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The Sowetan leaves its readers in no doubt. Africa Unite. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at the other football
The feeling for Ghana came strong in Bloemfontein, but is even stronger in Johannesburg. I hit the pavements early yesterday and found a man hard at work keeping Johannesburg clean. Amos is with Ghana. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at the other football
Should Uruguay beat Ghana, Holland could be an potential opponent for La Caleste. My intrepid self worked my way into the Dutch Training Camp to secure an interview with the Mita the Tea Lady. What's going on with the Dutch? Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at the other football
Another from our OTHER FOOTBALL Gizza Opinion, Gizza Song Supporter Series. South Africa may be out, but folks in Bloemfontein will never stop singing. Take it away, Amons. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at the other football
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Among the locals at the bar in Bloemfontein was the Mayor of Bloemfontein, Mayor Playfair Morule. Mayor Playfair was comfortable among his constituents and agreed to speak with me about who he is feeling now Bafana is out. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at the other football
It had been our intention to avoid an overnight stay in Bloemfontein. Pablo and I had wanted to avoid bumping into English fellas dressed up as St. George or Germans dressed in one of their kinky uniforms. But all the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at the other football
I was a guest on The Guardian World Cup Daily Podcast with James Richardson a few nights ago. Click on the link above to listen to the show. I join the show after about half an hour. And for those... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at the other football
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The drive from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg was spectacular, though perhaps not as pretty as watching the sun rise over the Transkei from Mtatha the morning before. There were a couple of unexpected surreal and magic moments on the journey,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at the other football
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I ran into Alberto at midnight in a Port Elizabeth Steers. He was getting an ice cream and was reluctant to engage me on the prospect of a Brazil v Uruguay Semi Final. Alberto only wanted to discuss Ghana. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at the other football
Our friend "Pato" was at it again in Port Elizabeth. More and more South Africans are starting to feel Uruguay. Although the knee jerk reaction of most folks is to cheer for Brazil, there is some serious respect for Uruguay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at the other football
I ran into my first touts in Port Elizabeth, all working for a Canadian character. The touts had been working on the assumption South Africa could have been involved. They were also pushing tickets for the Uruguay v Ghana match... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at the other football
There are no footballs in this post. And not a Brazilian fan in sight. It's just another day at the beach in Durban. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at the other football
This colourful character suggested Durban folks were only Brazilian for the day. I suspect he underestimated the power of Brand Brazil. Still, it was great to meet a supporter who hasn't bought into the Brazil thing swirling around South Africa... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at the other football
North Beaches. South Beaches. All the beaches in Durban were for Brazil. But why? What is about Brand Brazil South Africans find so attractive? Mum was refreshing. She was reluctant to be Brazil for a day (although when pressed she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at the other football
Brazil. Brazil. Brazil. Everyone loves Brazil on the beaches of Durban. What is it about Brand Brazil? Why do so many South Africans support Brazil? Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at the other football
No Uruguay fixtures in Durban, but some Uruguayans could not resist the chance to take a dip in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Elizabeth. The locals had not caught up with Uruguay yet, accusing them of being Argentines... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at the other football
Another installment from our OTHER FOOTBALL Gizza Opinion, Gizza Song Supporter Series. I am asking supporters in South Africa to tell us about their team, how they think their team will do, and to share their song or chant with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at the other football
Jorge continues with the Uruguayan football history. What else is there to talk about on the road to Pretoria? Here Jorge tells us about the Andrade family and their contribution to Uruguayan World Cup success in 1930 and 1950. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at the other football