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The non-football fan's guide to surviving the season

Over the years it has taken away parents, siblings, boyfriends/girlfriends and friends and once again it has started. For the next eight months the beautiful game will be all-consuming for many up and down the country, but what is to become of those of us who do not share the enthusiasm for the nation’s favourite sport? 407 more words


Carpe Diem

This past Friday was the last day of the “summer” in terms of work days. Come tomorrow, the new semester begins.

And with it comes craziness, in which my life will not be my own yet again. 473 more words


A Waiting Story: Man Bites Ref, Ref Bites Back.

I’ve been running the touch line for nearly 25 years now, sometimes romantically casting myself as the Witchita Linesman in the Glenn Campbell tradition: always searching, never finding, always hankering after a golden past when football was simpler, purer and more respectful. 887 more words

Waiting Stories

Pele and Planet Football

Here is a chapter from my book Planet Football - a set of profiles of great players

Pele: Planet Football

Pele, possibly the greatest player in the history of football, was born on October 23 1940. 2,124 more words

World Cup Showdown Part 1: The Beautiful Game vs The Ugly Deception

(Disclaimer:  In this post I may be writing soccer and football synonymously because I’m from the US but live with a South American and we use both terms interchangeably.   2,846 more words


The Beautiful Game

The last month or so has been pretty exciting for me. One of my favorite sporting events has been on – the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 475 more words

Quarterfinal World Cup madness [Part 1]

The gift that keeps on giving in this years World Cup, eight wonderful matches made up the round of sixteen and now we’re left with 8 teams. 529 more words

World Cup