4 oracle items tagged as football
March 11, 2014 / submitted by Catarina M, Portugal
Q.  I was rewatching the Live 2012 and I wanted to ask something, the group played football and I would like to know in which stadium/country they played if it's possible :) Thanks!

In the Live 2012 DVD the band are just kicking a ball about. As they always have a ball with them they will have played various ball games in most countries / stadiums. Coldplay band & crew members play quite a bit of football when they're on tour. They even have their own football shirts.
Over the years they have played friendlies (taken seriously!) against professionals as well as a team led by Robbie Williams in 2005 for example. In 2010 during the Viva tour in Sao Paulo, the band played a game with Corinthians players, including the legendary Ronaldo.
They also play cricket and table tennis, the latter getting very competitive.

April 24, 2012 / submitted by Stewart, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I saw the question about the crew vs. band football match and I was wondering, with all of the crew in that picture and only 4 (or 5 if Phil was there) band members, wouldn't the crew have had way more people on their team than the band did on theirs?

If you look at the photo Stuart, you'll see that not all the band members are there. I think they actually play 5 a side so I can spot Jonny, Will, Phil, Frosty, Dan & Kelly as Team CP and I am guessing that the rest of the motley crew (no pun intended) will be the varying options for Roadie FC.
I did actually say to Roadie #42 yesterday that I hardly recognized anyone in the team!

December 11, 2008 / submitted by Ayu, Indonesia
Q.  Dearest Oracle, a question just popped from my brain, is there any chance that Jonny will support Arsenal in the future? Well Redknapp is a gooner but he is Tottenham's manager at the moment so anything is possible, right?

Personally I think a fan's loyalty runs a lot deeper than a player's so no, Jonny is not going to be defecting any time soon!

November 26, 2008 / submitted by Evelien, Belgium
Q.  Dear Oracle, I enjoyed the football picture from Roadie #42 a lot :-) I think Chris is not on it? Does he not like playing football?

Not particularly, he prefers cricket!