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I’m fine really

“I will be watching Roma vs Bayern Munich tonight when I get home. In the meantime, any person or persons I deem responsible for either knowingly or unknowingly allowing me to know the result and/or score and/or any other detail of the match regardless of the significance of said detail […]

The long walk to football

Ranui Swanson 1, Waitemata 2 Starling Park, Auckland, March 29 2014 “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are […]

The ride of a lifetime

[This piece was originally published over at Roma Journal, an international fan site that picks up all my AS Roma related ramblings] For ten long years, life is dark and bleak with little to celebrate and much to bemoan, yo-yoing between sort of not really contending, the odd foray into Europe […]

A football journey

Oratia United 1, Fencibles 0 Parrs Park, Auckland, March 30 2013 There’s no feeling on earth like walking towards your favourite football ground for the first game of a new season. The nervous anticipation of the start of a new journey with your team that has built up to bursting […]

Defining normal

[This piece was originally published over at Roma Journal, a fan site that will be picking up all my AS Roma related material from now on] I thought long and hard before deciding to write about the Roma coaching situation – yet again. Before beginning the task, the first question it […]

Why soccer doesn’t suck

“Please, give me the ball back, each time I get it from you I must weep its tears.” – Roberto Baggio (Italy striker 1988-2004) During a recent period of writer’s block, I turned in desperation to my facebook friends and asked them to choose a topic for me to write […]