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The Beautiful Game

Soccer season is in full swing – this year I’ve moved across the touchline from ‘parent’ to ‘Asst. Coach’

So much fun.

When I was a kid we’d play in the local park from basically the moment we got home until it got dark. 106 more words

Education & Learning

Soccer Is Life

More than any other sport, soccer is life.

When asked to qualify my love for the sport, I immediately go to the usual reasons – the flow of the game, the constant movement, the consistency of the rules, the athleticism of the players, no stoppages or timeouts, only three subs, blah blah blah… 358 more words

Personal

Hand Me Downs And Cotton Wool

A black t-shirt with a white hand stitched number 10 over the left breast.

Oversized hand me down black shorts.

Mud. So much mud. Ankle deep, black and stinking like stagnant pond water. 135 more words

Beautiful Game

Chelsea in Australia

It was May 1 when I heard the news that Chelsea had confirmed that they will be playing in Sydney, Australia. In sheer excitement I booked my pre-sale tickets salivating at the prospect of watching the mighty blues play in front of what I knew would be a packed crowd. 657 more words

Football

Luzira Prison Outside Kampala, Uganda: Home To Some Africa's Most Violent Criminals And Also The World's Most Elaborate Prison Soccer League

The Guardian — Luzira was once the most notorious prison in Uganda. Now it’s home to what is surely the world’s most elaborate prison football league – and a model for the transformative power of the beautiful game… 226 more words

Culture

DOGSO-H or Offside?

To give you a bit of a teaser/backstory, have a read of Third Blind Mouse’s piece on this situation.
https://thirdblindmouse.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/dogso-h-or-offside-i-cant-decide/

People may think that the laws/rules of sports are simple. 198 more words

Refereeing

Football in Unusual Places

A few months ago I was lucky enough to visit Nepal, a country that left an indelible mark on my life. A country that intrigues and amazes with its generous people and incredible scenery. 580 more words

Football