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Ademir De Menezes and The Maracana.

Ademir De Menezes was a Brazilian Football Player. The Maracana is the Brazilian National Football Stadium. I suppose you’re questioning what the two have in common or how the two came to represent or find themselves deep rooted in the annals of Brazilian folklore. To begin with Ademir De Menezes or simply Ademir as heContinue reading “Ademir De Menezes and The Maracana.”

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…um gringo em busca do futebol brasileiro

…Finding Football in Brasil. Bom Dia. It shouldn’t be hard to find football in what is considered to be the home or at least the heartbeat of our beautiful game and on most given days of the week when the sun is shining and the weather appears from paradise it most certainly wouldn’t be. TurnContinue reading “…um gringo em busca do futebol brasileiro”

Theatre and Dreams

Once upon a time in Manchester. Growing up in London and supporting Queens Park Rangers throughout the 90’s had its challenges. The Premier League gate-crashed English Football and before you knew it we had Frenchmen and South Americans doing things with the Football that we could only dream. Along with this new elaboration of theContinue reading “Theatre and Dreams”

Futsal

Origins of the Modern Game. If we speak of the nurturing nature of Mother Soccer who first springs to mind other than the wonderous delights of Brasil? Famed for the canary yellow jerseys of the “Selecao” and known for their flamboyance and conveyable ability to churn out elaborated and genius modern day footballers, its hardContinue reading “Futsal”

Coutinho

The year is 2022 and a magician is back in town…well, the Premier League. Do you remember him bounding around Anfield and curling 35 yard screamers into the onion sack week-in, week-out? I do, but that was 2015 and this is 2022. Switching the Camp Nou for Villa Park and leaping boundlessly into the armsContinue reading “Coutinho”

Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon…The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Paul Pogba once quoted ‘Gigi is simply number one’ and who would argue. It’s hard to escape the colossal magnitude that emanates from the mere mention of the Italian shot stoppers name, let alone the sheer dominance that he has held over the Azzuri’s number one spot forContinue reading “Buffon”

Where there’s a Willock…

If I can start by taking you back briefly to the 24th May 2014 Championship Playoff Final which is not a hardship for any Queens Park Rangers supporter. We had a team of fringe premiership football players who had all grantededly played far too much football in what was a notoriously gruelling championship season. However,Continue reading “Where there’s a Willock…”

Cassano

“Il Gioiello di Bari Vecchia” This story as the title suggests begins in the Southern Italian city of Bari and in particular the San Nicola district of Bari Vecchia. This is where the subject of this article was born and raised, playing football amongst the cobbled streets and gaining that ever so present ability toContinue reading “Cassano”

Three Lions in the Dirt

Euro 2020…Football is back, Euphoria at a cost? Where do we begin? I’ll start by drowning in the glory of what was a fantastic football tournament, needless to say we all needed this particular competition more than we actually knew… Yes, Football had re-emerged from a quite frankly obscure moment in time as we wereContinue reading “Three Lions in the Dirt”

V.A.R.

What do we want? More Goals, more Hoops or more Touchdowns? Questions that burn in the memory of American Vs European sports. I haven’t watched much American sports, but I’ve been a firm spectator for many many years. More embracing of the colourful jerseys and the ad hoc synergy of the commentators. From afar itContinue reading “V.A.R.”