Weekend Wrap

Weekend Wrap

“…like I never left.” I know it has been a while and a long one for that matter, but for everyone’s sake can we just, I don’t know, forget about it and instead assume that mantra from Akon and the late Whitney Houston’s hit? Thank you. Onwards then. There was only...
Betting and the club you support

Betting and the club you support

In a recent TDO group chat, one of our members strongly declared that he’d never bet on the team he supports, ever. The said club is in the English top flight, doing rather well, with several decent wins-most of them emphatic, on the back of good performances, with a...
Football and Value for Your Money

Football and Value for Your Money

Wondering how to get the most out of your football-viewing experience this season? Worry no more, fam. Wycliffe is here and he’s got you covered. Many at times ‘play’ has always been associated with enjoyment, from the parties directly involved in process and those on...
Por Que?

Por Que?

“I meant what I said. I hate the violence. I hate the killings. But I cannot just stand aside and let the others die for me. I will fight too. I can kill. Don’t ask me to kill.” Those words, by Miss Mary Masembuko (Whoopi Goldberg) to Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) when...

Football Baby Names

Around 70% of the time whenever I’ve been asked to say my name, it has always elicited a certain degree of curiosity. I am Fabian. To the very young ones, this is a pronunciation nightmare, so bad that I’ve gotten used to just introducing myself as Fab to anybody my...
EURO – A GENIUS

EURO – A GENIUS

Inside his own half, facing his own goal, he chested a weak clearance from his goalkeeper and brought the ball down right onto his feet. He then made a half-turn to his right, taking with him his marker who had closed him down immediately. We all thought he’d...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Day 9.

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Day 9.

Training has been scanty but at least it is picking up. The lads are resuming training one after the other, albeit too slowly. I think it is about time I stopped blaming the weather and the mud for the poor attendances. I believe the reason for the poor attendance is...
THE SEASON THAT WAS

THE SEASON THAT WAS

After the merry, the fanfare, the tears, the joy and the heartbreaks, the curtains to the English Premier League season are coming down this weekend. What a season it has been. For nine months, football fans worldwide have been treated to a spectacle, not only in...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Match day 2.

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Match day 2.

Where do I start? I am tempted to start from the end of the match. In fact, that is exactly what I will do. There I was standing on the touchline far away from the rest of the team and fans. The solitary stand was partly because I was recovering my lost nerves and...
THE TOP SEVEN 14/15

THE TOP SEVEN 14/15

7 games. 21 points. That’s what’s up for grabs, with exception to Chelsea  that still have an extra 3 points to play for. That is the Barclays Premier League for you. As it stands, Chelsea are top with a game in hand, sitting with a pretty good figure of an impressive...