When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune. — Albert Camus, goalkeeper and philosopher When I was eighteen years old, during the fall of my freshman year, I started in goal as my college soccer team faced off at home against a particularly difficult opponent. I can’t remember the scoreline. We […]
Were you shocked the other day when England lost 2-1 to Iceland? Of course not, because you read my post just a few hours before kickoff. Just saying.
In about five hours England play Iceland in a Euro 2016 final 16 game. England may not lose this match, but they will almost certainly not win the tournament. Here’s why you shouldn’t be surprised that the England national team aren’t more successful than they are. Are you ready? Here it is: They’re actually not […]
I’m, like, nearly a fortnight late in pointing this out, but still: It’s incredible. You may have seen the news that Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski recently scored five times in nine minutes against Wolfsburg. This link shows all of the goals in the run of play. I also found, embedded above and online here, a […]
With the recent signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech — see my previous post and bold prediction — it looks like Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny is heading to AS Roma on loan. Romans come to terms with pronouncing Szczesny. Top voxpopping http://t.co/shoV66zknm — James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) July 25, 2015 This tweet from football writer James Horncastle alerted […]
You have got to be kidding me. Update: Original video is no longer available on YouTube. So I switched it out for a new one. If the one above is yanked, search YouTube for “Messi goal Athletic Bilbao.”
English Premier League sides Arsenal, Everton and Stoke are coming here to Singapore in July for some pre-season exhibition matches. Ahead of the trip, Arsenal players were asked to try the notoriously stinky durian fruit, native to Southeast Asia. Love their reactions. The video is embedded above and on YouTube here.
File under: Brushes with iconic soccer players in Jakarta. Related post from May: Meeting Fulham and Manchester United great Edwin van der Sar in the Jakarta airport. I’m back after an excellent holiday break. In the week or so I spent offline with friends and family, I had plenty of time to daydream, catch up […]
Just very briefly: Yes, we were at the game here in Singapore last night to see Neymar single handedly demolish Japan and overtake Bebeto to become the Selecao’s fifth leading scorer of all time — at the age of just 22: Neymar scored all four goals as Brazil eased to a 4-0 friendly win over […]
AC Milan’s French midfielder Jérémy Ménez scored an outrageous goal against Parma in a recent 5-4 win in Italy’s Serie A. Embedded above are a couple of Vines and a longer YouTube clip. Crazy stuff. Goal of the year, no?