1. (Not) Loving The Alien

    Usually Brazil's premature exit from a World Cup provokes crushing disappointment , not only on the beaches of Rio, but around the world as every neutrals supposed favourite team leaves the stage to less attractive and exciting rivals...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 16 reads 0 comments

  2. Fool's Gold

    The second round of World Cup 2010 brought the first heavyweight clash of the competition, unless you count the insipid , group match where Brazil and Portugal played out a cynically, manipulated 0-0 draw that allowed both teams to qualify...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  3. Dumbo Italiano

    Even if Italian football association had left a horse's head on his pillow last night, there still would have been be no clearer sign that Marcello Lippi's reign as coach of the Italian ...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  4. Curious Oranje

    Oh dear it would appear that some of the sensitive souls over at Goal.com are in a tizzy ."One of the unfortunate consequences of the media in a fairly insular country such as the ...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  5. La la La la La(tin) America!

    While its pretend currency plummets in value and its government falters ,on the brink of collapse, Europe's footballers are also failing , seemingly unable to lift the curse on its teams in a World Cup held in the new world...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  6. Breaking The Law! Breaking The Law !

    If , as the saying goes, possession is nine tenths of the law, then England's performances so far have been criminal...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  7. Never Mind The Ballacks , Here's The New Germany

    After a generally mediocre opening round of the World Cup , it is a rich irony that the one team to have quickened the pulse is Germany...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 45 reads 0 comments

  8. NO FOOTBALL PLEASE , WE ARE BRITISH

    Someone at E.S.P.N. Europe clearly has a sense of humour!Devoid of any actual content from this years World Cup, the E.S.P.N Classic channel decided to broadcast the mind numbingly awful England- Republic of Ireland match from Italia'90...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  9. The Lost Boy

    "You've done much too much, much too young"The SpecialsWatching the United States against England last night ,I was struck by the thought that for all their possession, for all of ...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 241 reads 2 comments