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Roma down under

I might not be blogging much, if at all, for the next week or so, and I certainly won’t be attending any NRFL this weekend. This is due to my favourite football team in the known universe (and the unknown part of it too) being down under for a couple […]

Coaches say the darndest things

Is there anything more banal than a press conference with a football coach? I don’t know why anyone bothers with them. With a few notable exceptions, where the odd coach has been known to lose the plot, in general they tend towards the bland and vanilla. Soft arse questions batted […]

Cool kids’ clubs

It’s hard not being in the cool kids’ club. Our Aussie neighbours took their toys out of the Oceania sandpit, joined the big kids of Asia, and we jelly (young-person speak for ‘we are green with envy’). Don’t you just hate it when one of your friends decides they are […]

No Totti, no selfie!

If you are desperately unlucky enough to [still] follow me on Twitter, you’ll know only too well that I was rather enamoured with a certain selfie that happened yesterday morning! If you don’t follow me on Twitter, and you haven’t caught up with the social media phenomenon, I am referring […]

Rigore per la Juve

I didn’t think I would be too bothered.  Sure, I had read a lot of angry comments from Romanisti about the refereeing display, but I thought it was probably just the usual sort of bleating you get after a loss. I suspected the penalty calls would probably be a bit […]

Tim or Errol? You decide

Our nation’s esteemed national newspaper, the Granny Herald, is running a poll asking readers to decide whether or not the most popular game in the world should be afforded the dignity and respect of being referred to by its proper name – football. So I thought it only right that […]