Valencia, City of Football?

Valencia, City of Football?

Most important cities in Europe boast 2 major soccer clubs; Madrid have Real and Atletico, Manchester City & United and Milan, AC and Inter are but a few examples. Valencia, in sporting terms, has been reinforced on the world map with the Amercia’s Cup and the Formula One G.P. However, what about football? Valencia CF has always been a top [...]

Uruguay – On top of the World!

Uruguay – On top of the World!

How does one of the smallest populated countries in the world become one of the best footballing nations in the world? The answer: a school teacher! World Cup Qualifiers Montevideo, 11 November 2011, Centenario Stadium, Uruguay vs Chile, World Cup classification. After their impressive participation in the World Cup, achieving fourth spot, and the even more impressive victory in the [...]

Uruguay are champions of the Copa America 2011

Uruguay are champions of the Copa America 2011

Uruguay are worthy champions of the Copa America 2011 I am now nicely settled at my base in Cali, Colombia for the under 20 World Cup which starts this Friday. It’s difficult to pin-point favourites for the under-20 WC, but I am convinced the winner will be a Latin American country – probably South American. I can’t go much further [...]

Latin American Footballers in Europe - this week’s ideal eleven.

Latin American Footballers in Europe – this week’s ideal eleven.

  Last year’s Champion League winners, Inter Milan, could have almost fielded an entire eleven of Latin American players in the final – which just shows how important Central and South Americans are in the European game. This week’s pick of the action which involved Latin Americans, all over Europe, included players in all positions and could comfortably make up [...]

WAGS, scandal and footballers in love

WAGS, scandal and footballers in love

I had coffee with Nick Snelling yesterday.  Apart from being a good friend, Nick Snelling is a writer and journalist and the SEO professional responsible for my blog and editor of the same. Nick tends to look at numbers more than I do, and he often suggests I drop a few names in the blog that are “search friendly” on [...]

Spain football – La Liga (an update)

Spain football – La Liga (an update)

Everything is much the same at the top for La Liga – but matters are very tight for the teams at the bottom. Barcelona didn’t let Atletico Madrid surprise them, winning convincingly 3-0. Flores didn’t play Diego Forlan in the first half, but in the second half, when Diego Forlan came on, the team improved enormously.  It becomes more and [...]

Harry Rednapp returns from Madrid empty handed, literally!

Harry Rednapp returns from Madrid empty handed, literally!

Last Thursday Harry Rednapp travelled over to Madrid to watch the Atletico Madrid v. Real Madrid return leg in the Spanish Cup which Real Madrid won 0-1 to qualify for semi-finals. Harry was, without doubt, following the progress of Diego Forlan, as already mentioned in this blog. However, venturing out from the stadium to buy some sweeties, he was mugged [...]

Diego Forlan to leave Atletico Madrid?

Diego Forlan to leave Atletico Madrid?

Atletico de Madrid never seem to find an end to their unrest. The manager is, as usual, being questioned (it happens almost regardless of who he is) and the poor finances of the club seem to dominate most decisions. Indeed, a club that sells one of their best players mid season only goes to prove that business is being placed [...]