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Lawyers Weekly – lawyer tells of football and beerLawyers Weekly – lawyer tells of football and beer

6 Jul 2010 | Published in FIFA World Cup, Media, News

An Australian lawyer has taken his admiration for the FIFA World Cup to new heights by publishing a book about his efforts to watch as many matches in as many pubs in as many different countries as possible.
Anthony Jucha of Jucha Legal will release his book, titled 2002: A World Cup Odyssey or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Game, on the eve of this year’s World Cup final.
The book’s concept is simple: take a young and enthusiastic man (Jucha), who knows very little about football, plonk him in Europe and send him forth [...]

Socceroos leave Australians cold after Durban disasterSocceroos leave Australians cold after Durban disaster

14 Jun 2010 | Published in FIFA World Cup, Media, News

Sydney – Thousands of Australian football fans thronging Sydney’s Darling Harbour entertainment precinct on Monday stood with blank faces in front of blank screens trying to come to terms with a monumental 4-0 loss to Germany.
The fanatics amongst them had dreamt of an upset victory in their opening World Cup game in South Africa and the optimists of a draw against the three-time champions.
What unfolded in Durban was worse than either camp expected.
The magnitude of the defeat was conceded by captain Lucas Neill.
“As a whole, we made silly mistakes and we got punished and at this level that’s what happens,” [...]

One Man’s World Cup OdysseyOne Man’s World Cup Odyssey

29 Jun 2002 | Published in FIFA World Cup, Media

Many would think Anthony Jucha is totally mad. He caught 35 trains, eight buses, four planes and three ferries all to watch a sport he cared little for, as MICHELLE GIGLIO writes.
Soccer fans across the country who may be weary after four weeks of intense World Cup emotion in front of the television should spare a thought for Anthony Jucha.
The London-based Australian has travelled 11,000km, zigzagging around Europe to watch Cup matches with European fans. He has spent 240 hours on trains, buses and ferries to make each kickoff on time, often foregoing sleep – and personal hygiene – along [...]

7 Days, 7 Parties7 Days, 7 Parties

22 Jun 2002 | Published in FIFA World Cup, Media

FORMER Adelaide lawyer Anthony Jucha reckons he’s no soccer fanatic.
But buoyed by a desire to join in the local festivities as fans cheer on their World Cup teams, Jucha has clocked up 5000km in a dash across the continent.
He has traversed seven countries in seven days, catching 30 trains, three ferries, three planes and two buses to cheer on each European team.
His rationale is simple.
“Anyone can buy a ticket and go to the Cup,” he said. “It is a completely unremarkable thing to do. My venture is unique, exciting and untested ground.”
(The Adelaide Advertiser – [...]

Triple J – World Cup InterviewTriple J – World Cup Interview

1 Jun 2002 | Published in Audio, FIFA World Cup, Media

An interview broadcast on Triple J during 2002: A World Cup Odyssey.

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Rocking out in Redfern
Rocking out in Redfern

Most of the lawyers at a music trivia night might have started practising law when Soundgarden rather than Schoolboy Q were moving the kids, but a music trivia night is for the young at heart, writes Anthony Jucha
The crowning event of Law Week this year was Redfern Legal Centre’s ‘Rock trivia fundraising event’.
The invitation encouraged contestants to “get competitive” and “get mean” and “claim the title of ‘Most Rockin’ Law Dudes Ever’.”
I was recruited to help out as a scorekeeper on the night.  I agreed… for the feel-good factor; for something to write about; and for a couple of cold slices [...]

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Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10
Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10

Launching the Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – as seen on Channel 10 News.


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Monopoly – ABC Radio 891
Monopoly – ABC Radio 891

A fun (half hour) interview with Sonya Feldhoff from ‘Afternoons’ at 891 ABC Adelaide about The Campaign for Real Monopoly – started by blogger Jonny Nexus to encourage people to play by the rules.
Click here to listen to Part 1 of the Interview
Click here to listen to Part 2 of the Interview
See also on ABC Radio’s page.

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Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?
Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?

Anthony’s 2004 Adelaide Fringe debut takes us on a journey that bares all. With musical support from Gary and Rob (and constant interruptions by Michael Hicks), the show features such unusual explorations as:
• why spotted ties send the wrong message
• the rejection letter poem
• the army, cocaine, grenades and me
• why thinking about work can actually increase arousal
• losing your virginity; beware the dark blue ring
• hard up at the puppetry of the penis auditions
• the brighter side of breaking your penis
• a long weekend sleeping out with the homeless
If there is a place in hell for you [...]