Lost in Translation

Luis Suarez has become the latest player to be caught out with loose chat to journalists. I’m not sure why players constantly make this same mistake. Especially in these days of 24 hour news dissemination and social media. All to often foreign players let their guard and blab to their fellow countrymen seemingly unaware of the consequences. The […]

Panyee FC

Inspirational video about a football team in Thailand. Although it also serves as a bank commercial it seemingly tells the truth about the team. Wouldn’t like a nail or skelf up those barefeet and sliding tackles would be out of the question, . Thankfully their pitch is astro-turfed now

Strachan starts against Estonia

 In 2014 football will truly return home and Scotland has about as much chance as the Vatican City of making it. An awful start to the qualifying campaign sees us languishing at the bottom of Group A, 2 points from 4 games and 8 points of the pace. It has been a hideous start and […]

2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or Shortlist

2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or Shortlist: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid C.F.) Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid) Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)Leo Messi (FC Barcelona) Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) Xavi (Barcelona) Gerard Pique (Barcelona)Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Robin van Persie (Manchester United) Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) Mario Balotelli (Manchester […]

Ecuadorian teams hopeful in the Sudamericana

The Ecuadorian teams had a mixed bag in the first leg ties of last weeks Copa Sudamericana but with a little luck they could all progress. Liga de Loja had the toughest task against Brazilian giants Gremio and although they secured a credible home draw they will have their work cut out in Porto Alegre. […]

All to play for in CONMEBOL qualifiers

  Such is the format of South American (CONMEBOL) qualifying that one double header of matches can drastically change the various team standings. While Bolivia,Peru and Paraguay look to be increasingly separated from the pack all the other teams still have realistic chances of qualification. Especially with 5 possible berths for Brazil up for grabs. Unsurprisingly Argentina […]

Deportivo Quito shine in the rain

    Deportivo Quito put their domestic  form behind them to record a fine home victory in the Copa Sudamericana yesterday. Despite facing the relative might of Tigre for Argentina, the”Chullas” battled to a fine 2 – 0 success putting them in a strong position to progress to the next round. The torrential rain might […]

The conundrum that is Giovanni Dos Santos

Yesterday, in a friendly game against Brazil Giovanni Dos Santos once again showed why he can be such a mercurial and frustrating footballer. The 23 year old Mexican collected the ball far on the left wing and from a near impossible angle floated the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net. Whether it was […]