The Quest for the Fifth Star

The Quest for the Fifth Star

On the 29th of June 1998, I sat pensively in our living room going through the motions of World Cup knock out football. For some reason I can’t quite put a lid on, I was so engrossed in this particular clash. For what it’s worth, I was a nervous wreck. It was in the...
The World Cup Has Finally Arrived

The World Cup Has Finally Arrived

Sometime between the fourth minute and the final whistle of Portugal vs Spain Group B opener, the FIFA 2018 World Cup truly arrived. To try and put a finger at the exact time this happened is an exercise in futility, precisely because there were so many incidents,...
World Cup 2018 Russia: Corruption, Politics, VAR…

World Cup 2018 Russia: Corruption, Politics, VAR…

The contrast between Club and International football has never been starker in the history of the beautiful game. This round of International friendlies, albeit the last one before the 2018 World Cup in Russia couldn’t come at a worse time and only serves to...