Monthly Archives: June 2013

Brazil 2.0

World cup hosts Brazil faced all conquering Spain in the final of the Confederations cup at the revamped Maracana. The 22nd ranked team against the top dogs. Of course this means nothing, other than highlighting the irrelevance of FIFAs ranking … Continue reading

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The Architect

Footballs a wonderful thing. Despite the many faults of the modern era ‘product’, and the growing chasm between the have’s and have nots, there is still a great deal of pleasure to be taken from our great game. That special … Continue reading

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Who is Aleksandar Tonev

So who is Aleksandar Tonev? The Bulgarian, now former, Lech Poznan midfielder is set to complete his move to Aston Villa next week. After starting his career at CSK Sofia, where he picked up winners medals for the Bulgarian cup … Continue reading

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Snow in Rio

England against Brazil. In Rio. In June. At the freshly renovated Maracana. Out steps the referee, leading the officials team, players following behind like goslings following the mother goose. Tucked securely under his arm is a bright, shiny orange ball. … Continue reading

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