(The following article is one I mostly completed last year but haven’t gotten around to posting until now… if there are any discrepancies in the context, that’ll be why. Still, I wanted to publish it here in case anyone finds interest in reading it. One can only hope.) In 2016 we saw what was branded… Continue reading On PED’s in sport.
If you’ve been paying any attention to football-related news this summer, or at least have friends who indirectly keep you updated, you’ll know it’s been a pretty big summer for the football teams of the home nations. For Wales it’s not over yet, as they look forward to their first ever semi-final in their first… Continue reading The GAWA’s performance in France.
Being a Northern Ireland fan living in England, one can perhaps imagine how disappointing it is for me to see that most others around me aren’t quite seeing Euro 2016 as a big deal in the same way that I personally do. England, after all, qualify for most major tournaments, though the last few they… Continue reading Euro 2016 thoughts and preview.
Saturday evening was arguably the most anticipated night of the year (pertaining to the football calendar at least) for fans of nations like Wales, Northern Ireland, Iceland, and others who are not accustomed to regularly taking part in high profile international tournaments. But on Saturday they all gathered in France for the Euro 2016 group… Continue reading Euro 2016 draw reaction.
I remember like it was yesterday; Northern Ireland’s first away win in four years in the first game of their Euro 2016 qualifying group – an unexpected 2-1 win at Hungary. That was fourteen months ago, and even with that (seemingly) one-off result none could have written the script that would play out over the… Continue reading Looking forward to Euro 2016.
It’s been a harrowing weekend. We’ve witnessed events in Paris and Beirut that we’d rather not believe are real; the latter happening only a day after we remembered the end of world war 1 and those lives lost during past conflicts. Wars fought and lives given for the very freedom that was once again under attack… Continue reading A quick word on Freedom.
This weekend international football takes centre stage again, as the Home Nations continue their respective campaigns to reach the European Championship tournament being held in France next year. But first, let’s talk about those Fifa world rankings. They made news again this week as Wales found themselves ranked 9th, one place above England in 10th and, somewhat… Continue reading Weekend preview: Euro 2016 qualifying.