Best football scene in a movie.

There have been attempts to reproduce the beautiful game on the silver screen but none have come near to this scene (for British footballers of a certain age at least). Taken from Ken Loach’s “Kes”, a film about a young boy and his pet Kestrel. The overbearing teacher is Brian Glover (Alien 3, American Werewolf […]

The cult of Antonio Valencia

    Rarely in my travels have I seen such an obsession for one football player in Ecuador’s infatuation for Antonio Valencia.   The Manchester United right back/winger is lauded as “the best player in the world” up here in the Andes and receives the type of attention usually only reserved for Lionel Messi or […]

Champions league draw

The draw for the champions league draw has just been made with Group D looking like the “Group of Death”. After an underwhelming maiden tournament last year Roberto Mancini will be hoping to qualify for the next stage. However with Real Madrid, Ajax and  Borussia Dortmund (all champions of their respective countries) in their group it will […]