They think it’s all over…

The Ball 2002
It is now.

The Ball has now returned back to England, but we’re not done with it quite yet – this site will continue to develop even though there’s no more Cup. As well as the continuing saga on video, there will be flashbacks to times we didn’t manage to write about, more on the real story of how football left home, and some extra eyecandy for you all. With a bit of luck, we’ll keep this site growing and changing until The Ball 2006 leaves for Germany in just under four years time.

World Cup 2002 RIP.

World Cup 2006 here we come: a new blog and another plan for a trip.

Roll on 2006!

The Videos

This video is missing because we are in the process of uploading all our videos to YouTube. Please be patient: the video will appear at some point! In the meantime, visit The Ball on YouTube.

Chris reflects on the end of the trip.

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I’ve added a video page to the site where you can find all the videos that are currently online and interspersed among the stories. Now you can browse the story more conveniently from a single page.

A fast connection (ie, faster than a modem) is recommended if you don’t want to have to go and make a cup of tea each time you click a link. You’ll also need a recent version of Quicktime to view the videos, although a direct link to the file is provided if you want to watch it through another viewer.

Some of the videos were edited during the trip by Monika at Alles ist Moglich! in Berlin, who has been a star for putting up with our dodgy logging and for wading through the endless rushes. Thanks, Monika…

And so, at last, we blow the the final whistle, only to find that it may be the start of something new…

The promo video. The trip, the whole trip, and nothing but the trip.

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Written by on Monday, July 8th, 2002

2 comments on this post

  1. Cheers!! I for one am looking forward to seeing the video not yet posted. Thank guys for a job well done. See you in Germany for the world cup if not even sooner!

  2. Chris and Phil,

    Dean and I and hopefully others will be saving up to meet up with you in Germany. Glad you got home safely.

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The Ball 2014 left England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Ball 2010 left England on 24th Jan 2010 headed to the Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Ball 2006 travelled from London to the Opening Ceremony in Munich, Germany.

The Ball 2002 was carried 7000 miles across Europe and Asia to the World Cup finals in Korea & Japan.