World Cup 1986

I loved the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Maybe its because it was the first football tournament that caught my imagination. Scotland were there and with a fair enough squad of mainly English first division players. King Kenny pulled out due to flu but we still had Strachan, Souness, MacAvennie, Sharp, Nicol etc and Alex […]

World Cup moments : Diana Ross USA 94

Opening ceremonies are the greatest waste of time and money in any tournament but USA really takes the biscuit (or cookie). Enrolling soul diva Diana Ross onto the pitch was fair enough but setting her up for goal celebration was always going to be tough. She jogged half of the pitch, while singing then only […]

English will never get the World Cup

It seems like the BBC and assorted British press are a dog with a bone in regards to FIFA and the World Cup. They still can’t believe that Qatar got awarded the tournament despite their questionable attitudes towards gay people, workers conditions and the unbearable heat in their desert location (nobody has really mentioned they […]

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 […]