David Beckham, LA Galaxy, MLS and the Honduras!

David Beckham, LA Galaxy, MLS and the Honduras!

If I were to tell you that I was in Tegucigalpa in the Honduras with David Beckham, I’d forgive you for thinking that I was dreaming up a fairy tale. In fact, I wasn’t dreaming and it wasn’t a fairy tale! Tegucigalpa is, as you may know, the capital of Honduras and I was there last week with David Beckham [...]

Gary Medel – Player of the week

Gary Medel, yet another great discovery made by the magical Monchi, director of football at Sevilla, who has discovered such talent as Dani Alves and Keita. Appropriately nicknamed “The Pitbull” for his high work level in midfield, although not particularly tall at 1’71m, this young Chilean player possesses excellent ability in the air and out jumps peers much taller than [...]

Update Sudamericano Cup under-20 football, Peru

Update Sudamericano Cup under-20 football, Peru

The Sudamericano Cup continues at the stadium in Arequipa, which is, incidentally situated at almost 3000m asl, that’s almost 9000 ft – so, you can imagine that it’s not easy to play 90 minutes at that altitude. On top of that, it has been raining a lot, making pitches very heavy, so going hasn’t been easy! Things seem to be [...]

Embarrassing Premiership football, not the Game of the Week!

I am sat watching Blackburn Rovers v. West Ham United, two teams destined, admittedly, to be fighting for survival in supposedly the best league in the world. Now I would question that! Question what? The best league in the world? Watching this game, I’d say it is the worst league in world!  It is a pathetic display of two teams [...]

SPAIN FOOTBALL: HERO OF THE WEEK (PABLO PIATTI)

Hero of the Week: Pablo Piatti Palbo Piatti. 21 years Old. UD Almeria. Pablo Piatti is one of the young players I have raved about for years.  Since his days at Estudiantes in Argentina he has always displayed an explosive talent!  Indeed, Pablo Piatti is what we call a ‘Volante’ in Argentina – a wide player, a winger-  who can [...]

SPAIN FOOTBALL: SEVILLA V ALMERIA

SPAIN FOOTBALL: SEVILLA V ALMERIA

 Game of the Week Both Sevilla and Almeria teams have relatively new managers, having sacked their previous managers due to poor results. However, Sevilla had also lost their last 4 games under the new manager, Gregorio Manzano, who had started well at Sevilla but has lost the plot of late.  So, Gregorio Manzano desperately needed to win.  Meanwhile, Almeria last [...]

SPAIN FOOTBALL: GOAL OF THE WEEK

Goal of the Week The goal of the week must come from Pablo Piatti during the Sevilla v Almeria game.  Just look at the way Pablo Piatti scores!   Sevilla 0 Almeria 2, minute 81. The beauty of this goal is in the way Piatti loses his defender (who originally is well positioned) by his skilful touch with his left [...]

THE SPANISH ARMADA ENDS THE DREAM OF THE ‘OTHER’ MANCHESTER UNITED

THE SPANISH ARMADA ENDS THE DREAM OF THE ‘OTHER’ MANCHESTER UNITED

The ‘Spanish Armada’ ends the dream of the ‘other’ Manchester United! United FC of Manchester was founded in 2005 by a group of Manchester United fans opposed to the takeover of Manchester United FC by the American business giants; the Glazer family, who also have vested interests in American Football League (NFL) and US baseball (NBL). FC United faced their [...]