Bundesliga : Top ten players

With both Bayern and Dortmund through to the semi finals of the Champions League and the national team waltzing to World Cup qualification, German football looks exceptionally strong this term. The Bundesliga has a healthy mix of foreigners and home grown talent and is watched by record crowds at reasonable ticket rates. Furthermore, the clubs have to […]

The FIFA rankings don’t lie, much.

The FIFA rankings are notoriously confusing and sometimes spurious however what they show is current form in the World game. Croatia have moved into 5th position and although impressive in UEFA qualification Group B can hardly be merited as the 5th best team in the World. Similarly a faltering Portugal do not deserve their 6th position (they […]

Scottish football edges closer to oblivion

  Scotland has a population of around 5 million, similar to that of Croatia and Norway. The league system is compromises of 4 leagues: the SPL, First, Second and Third Divisions, with a 12, 10, 10, 10 share of clubs. In reality only the top two divisions comprises full time professional clubs.  One shepherd should […]

This week’s Copa Libertadores games.

Group 4 09/04/2013                         CA Peñarol          –             Deportes Iquique 09/04/2013                         Vélez Sársfield  –             CS Emelec Group 2 10/04/2013                         Tigre      –             Sporting Cristal Group 6 10/04/2013                        Deportes Tolima                –             Santa Fe 10/04/2013                         Real Garcilaso    –             Cerro Porteño Group 5 11/04/2013                         Corinthians SP   –             Club San José 11/04/2013                         Club Tijuana       –             […]

McFadden freekick vs St Mirren

It has been a long time since we saw James McFadden at his best. Injury has blighted his recent moves in England so he has opted to return to Motherwell to salvage his career. This free-kick shows some of his old magic.

Maradona by Kusturica

Just watched this documentary about the great man. It was filmed by the Serbian film-maker/artist/musician, Emir Kusturica. It gives a valuable insight into Maradona. Especially his political beliefs and his thoughts after battling cocaine addiction. There is more than a bit of George bashing, and Prince Charles and Tony Blair get the treatment too. Which […]


Beautiful clip of Diego in his pomp , showing of his skills pre-match. If you notice he hasn’t even tied his laces. Rotten tune though.

“What national …

“What national team? We don’t have one. There is a lack of quality. We don’t have players like we used to because the seeds weren’t planted well.” Jairzinho The old Brazilian star could be talking about Scotland as this is exactly where the problem lies here.