All the pressure is on Neymar

Whereas his country man, Ronaldo famously buckled under the pressure pre-final versus France 1998 I think Neymar faces a lot more responsibility and it is beginning to take its toll. The Brazilian superstar has impressed in spells for Barcelona, mainly in the absence of Lionel Messi but having to carry the hopes of a nation, […]

Class World Cup Goals : Maxi vs Mexico 2006

Argentina have become a bit of a bogey team for Mexico. In 2010 they were ousted thanks to Carlos Tevez and 4 years before it ex-Liverpool midfielder, Maxi Rodriguez. This a beautiful strike : the control with chest then volley from 30 yards won the game as it edged towards penalties.

Brazilian 70’s funk and disco

Brazilian 70’s funk and disco A good DJ set by some obscure Frenchman piecing together some wonderful funk and disco tracks from Brazil. Not really football related but its my blog and i can put on it what I want.   Listen or download and enjoy

World Cup Countdown : 3 months to Recife

I’ve managed to get 5 tickets for the World Cup but all the tickets are in Recife in the North Eastern state of Permubaco. Matches Group C – Ivory Coast v Japan Group D – Italy v Costa Rica Group A – Croatia v Mexico Group G – USA v Germany Round of 16 – […]

World Cup Classic goals: David Narey 1982

Famously described as a toe poke by big chinned gobshite Jimmy Hill, Narey leathered home this opener versus Brazil in 1982. It sparked a brief belief that we might actually beat Brazil in football’s grandest tournament. As per usual the hubris was cruelly dashed as Brazil got upset and ripped 4 past Alan Rough without […]

Classic goals : Roger Milla vs Colombia

Not for the purists but you cannot match it for drama. Roger Milla had already captured football lovers hearts with his display against Romania in Italia 90 but he cemented his World Cup legend with his display against Colombia. Rene Higuita in a typical act of madness and hubris decided to take the ball for […]

World Cup 2014: Group A: Cameroon

Cameroon’s progression to Brazil was straight forward enough.After topping a group consisting of Libya, Congo and Togo they moved into a pay-off spot with Tunisia. A 4-1 home win was enough to secure their attendance this summer. A poor showing in South Africa together with bad showings in recent African Nations Cup’s leave Cameroon as […]

World Cup 2014 : Group A : Croatia

As I said before I think Brazil, with a fervent home supports and a clutch of flair players, shall walk Group A  and claim top spot. Group A : Brazil, Mexico, Croatia and Cameroon. This leaves the remaining 3 to battle it out for 2nd spot. In truth there isn’t much between their squads but […]

World Cup 2014 : Group A – Mexico

Group A consists of hosts, Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon. Barring a complete disaster it’s hard to see Brazil not coming top of the group, in all probability with a full quota of 9 points from 3 wins.                             Although Mexico have […]