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Forza Metro

Norwest 3, Metro 2 Huapai Domain, Auckland, June 4 2017 I watched two games of football today. I got up at 5:30am in order to meet my brother down at the Viaduct for the Champions League Final – which I was expecting to be a close game. Then, after some […]

F**k you Manchester

One of the highlights of my every morning, sad bugger that I am, is the ‘memories’ feature that Facebook has now. If you’re not familiar with it – every day Facebook shows you a selection of things you posted on the social network a year ago today, two years ago […]

A day in the life…

…of a football fan whose team is about to face Real Madrid in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. 12.01am: Ten times champions of Europe. TEN TIMES! 1:12am: What will they do to us? The mind boggles… 2:06am: Our record against big clubs in the recent past is […]

Ten things I love about Flo

If you’re a football fan and you don’t follow Serie A, the chances are that today you discovered a player you had never heard of before – Alessandro Florenzi. I make that generalisation based on the fact that I don’t think even the BT Sports commentators had heard of him! […]

RIP the Champions League on ESPN

Back on the 13th of June beIN Sports presenter Adriano Del Monte announced, via his Twitter account, that his company had secured the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in Australia. My heart sank. I knew that it almost certainly meant the end for Europe’s premiere football competition on […]

Form follows function

Form is a mysterious thing sometimes. You’re either in it or you’re not, and how you get in or out of it is often a mystery to most people, myself included. At some point during season 2014/15, Roma went into a funk and have not as yet emerged. After having […]

My favourite game

[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, and was inspired by Giancarlo Rinaldi’s newly released e-book ’20 Great Italian Games’, available on Amazon for the uber reasonable price of USD $2.99 […]

Choosing failure

[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 don’t want the giallorossi to qualify for Europe and I’ll tell you why. For the last few seasons Roma has had this malicious, […]