World Cup Mascot : Fuleco

Remember when you passionately cared about the World Cup mascot? Me neither. But I suppose its some sort of tradition from way back, give the kids something to cheer about. To be fair I like the Mexican one, the Italian one was rotten and i think the Spanish was an orange?? Now we have Fuleco […]

World Cup moments : Argentina 0 Cameroon 1

As far as shocks go it couldn’t have been bigger or better. On paper the holders had little to fear against the Africans especially when the Indomitable Lions lost Andre Biyik to a straight red in the 61st minute. Luckily little brother Oman managed save Andres blushes by rising to meet a deflected cross. Pumpido […]

World Cup 2014 : The holders: Spain

Many may not admit it but it would terribly boring to see the Spanish win another trophy on the trot, even if they are the most pleasing on the eye. The slick inter-passing and pressing game of Barcelona may have the purists salivating but after a while it gets a bit too much and you […]

World Cup 2014: Group B – Chile

For many Group B has claimed the title of “the Group of Death. It certainly looks like that for the Ozzies. Group B Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia At first look it seems it will be a straight fight for the top spot for the two 2010 finalists : Spain and Holland but that is to […]

Les Dark Bleus

For those Scots who are left, again, to watch the greatest football tournament on earth at home you may be pondering on what football team to support. Of course there are the obvious and tired choices of “anyone playing England” ie. Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica but if you can put away comic and historical […]

World Cup 1986

I loved the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Maybe its because it was the first football tournament that caught my imagination. Scotland were there and with a fair enough squad of mainly English first division players. King Kenny pulled out due to flu but we still had Strachan, Souness, MacAvennie, Sharp, Nicol etc and Alex […]

World Cup moments : Diana Ross USA 94

Opening ceremonies are the greatest waste of time and money in any tournament but USA really takes the biscuit (or cookie). Enrolling soul diva Diana Ross onto the pitch was fair enough but setting her up for goal celebration was always going to be tough. She jogged half of the pitch, while singing then only […]

World Cup Classic players : Hristo Stoichkov

In my opinion there has not been many players better than the famous Bulgarian. The ex-Barcelona hit man was prone to violent outbursts and moments of craziness but this shouldn’t retract from what a wonderful player he was. As he the clip shows he was a dead ball expert maybe only matched by Dejan Stankovic […]

English will never get the World Cup

It seems like the BBC and assorted British press are a dog with a bone in regards to FIFA and the World Cup. They still can’t believe that Qatar got awarded the tournament despite their questionable attitudes towards gay people, workers conditions and the unbearable heat in their desert location (nobody has really mentioned they […]