Category Archives: Football

Football and reason

What is it about football that makes people have blind faith and loyalty to a cause? I have been thinking that our generation, more than any other, has no reason to support A or B. Take me for example: I … Continue reading

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>Bah humbug! No World Cup for England. Back to the protests then.

> What disaster! What a huge injustice and monumental failure of the system to send the 2018 World Cup to the home of football. What a blow to the English (British) economy. As the tabloids (and not only) are screaming … Continue reading

Posted in budget cuts, corruption, economy, England, FIFA, Football, Politics, world cup | 4 Comments

>The dream of the spherical goddess

> Ever since I hurt my ankle and gave up football, 18 months ago, I have been wanting nothing more than to kick a ball. It’s as if my heart defies what the body knows: I’ve hurt both ankles twice. … Continue reading

Posted in Anagennisi Deryneias, Football, Georghe Hagi, Hristo Stoickov, Italy, Maradona, Memoirs, Nea Salamis, Omonoia, Roberto Baggio | 2 Comments

>Gol

> He had to jump in order to get to the long ball Javier sent from right back. With great effort, he chested it down onto the muddy pitch on the left flank. He saw the defender approach with the … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires, Estudiantes, Falklands, Football, Gimnasia La Plata, La Plata, Malvinas, River Plate, stories, world cup, youth | 1 Comment

>Fall in Autumn

> It was all over in a flash. One moment I was up, in control (seemingly) of my movements, and the next thing I knew I was lying on the floor, with the unfailing certainty that my ankle had given … Continue reading

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>Viva España? Or not?

>Spain’s triumph in Euro 2008 has again raised issues of ‘national unity’, regional vs national identity, separatism and so on. I knew that the moment the final whistle went and Torres’ magic goal gave Spain the Holy Grail of European … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Basque Country, Catalunya, Euro 2008, Football, Galicia, Nationalism, Spain | 2 Comments

>The beauty of football

>After last night’s Sweden-Greece paint-drying match (Sweden won it by drying 2 whole walls to Greece’s wet surface), I am looking forward to a proper match. Turkey-Switzerland tonight should provide enough excitement to keep us going until the Netherlands or … Continue reading

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