Posts Tagged "Scotland"

England: The Auld Enemy?

England: The Auld Enemy?

By on Jun 9, 2010 in Latest | 0 comments

It’s been brought to my attention that there’s something called a World Cup starting later this week and that I might want to start writing about it. I’ve got to admit the enthusiasm isn’t really coming naturally to me in the way it might once have done. Maybe I’m just getting old but I’m not so sure that’s sufficient to...

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New Zealand Revive Memories Of The Summer Of 1982

By on Nov 14, 2009 in History, Latest | 1 comment

It has taken twenty-eight years, but New Zealand are back on the global stage in world football. Their 1-0 win against Bahrain this morning saw them through to the World Cup finals next summer. A record crowd for a football match in the country of over 35,000 packed out The Westpac Stadium in Wellington. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg in the Middle East, a single...

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Scotland The Brave

By on Sep 17, 2007 in Latest | 0 comments

Ever since their stunning win at the 1998 World Cup and subsequent permanent placement at (or near) the head of the European football table, I have found something disquieting about the pre-eminence of the French national team. I should point out at this juncture that I am a Francophile of some note. I love the country, the culture and, yes, its football. The...

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