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 […]

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.

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 […]

The best South Americans in the EPL

The continent has produced some of the most skillful players of our time yet it is only recently that they have succeeded in the English top division. In previous decades players like Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles were a rarity while others such as Austin Delgado were cult, fan favourites rather than roaring success stories. The first South […]

Pele or MARADONA?

It’s less than two years to the next World Cup in Brazil. Although many (mainly English journalists) like to lay claim to England being the home of football not many will argue with the belief that Brazil is the spiritual home of football and the World Cup. Scotland will not be there that is almost […]

Top ten goalscorers in CONMEBOL qualification

With Lionel Messi and Gonzolo Higuain with 6 goals a piece it’s easy to see why Argentina are top of the CONMEBOL qualification table.  Although Luis Suarez is notoriously profligate for Liverpool for his national team he is on fire. While Falcao rattles them in for club and country alike is price tag rises and rises. A […]

Tight at the top of CONMEBOL table

After a poor start, Colombia got their campaign back on track in dramatic fashion on Tuesday. Following on from their excellent 4 – 0 win against Uruguay on Friday “El cafeteros” turned over Chile 3 – 1 in Santiago. Colombia’s Falcoa celebrates Despite going behind just before half-time through Matias Fernandez, Colombia rallied in the […]

Ronaldo has the chance to upstage Messi

The European Championships may provide Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to finally upstage Lionel Messi but only if Portugal go all the way and win the competition. The Portuguese hit man is constantly compared to the serial World Player of the year. At times it seems that no matter what Ronaldo does, Messi pops up to […]

Messi rules in the Monumental.

It’s a common held belief in Buenos Aires that Lionel Messi is more Catalan than Argentine and he doesn’t play with the belief and passion for the Albiceleste as he does  Barcelona. Last night’s game should do much to dispel that particular myth. Ecuador were put to the sword by an imperious man of the […]