Despite still playing at a high level – AC Milan in Seria A and Champions League- both Kaka and Robinho will watch the World Cup from the stands. Although not completely unexpected it will come as a severe disappointment for the Brazilians. Ronaldinho shall also miss out despite experiencing an Indian summer in the Brazilian […]
Scotland moved up to 22 in the World Rankings today. That’s a move of 15 places from 37 in the last month or so, 3 places in front of Bosnia and Algeria and 6 places ahead of Ecuador (all of which have qualified for Brazil). The last time we reached such exalted status “wee” Broon […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 – […]
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 […]
I hate the often used comment: “The bookies don’t usually get it wrong”. Of course they don’t, they cover every eventuality with their odds. So many people think their football knowledge is so great that they are willing to put down their hard earned cash against the odds of the various bookies. The trouble […]
The little Brazilian seems destined for the Nou Camp unless another team can stump up the buy out fee, wages and financial penalties involved. There’s no doubt he has talent but i doubt he will want to play second fiddle to Lionel Messi at Barcelona.
“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.
I’m not sure what is more surprising the bees or the fact that Rivaldo is still on the go (35 seconds). I saw this once before in Mexican friendly match. That time the stadium officials chose to douse the bees with water, only enraging them further. The bees then moved on to a pitch-side microphone […]