Category Archives: Sport

St. Pauli at the World Cup

Should Aziz Bouhaddouz get onto the pitch for Morocco at this Summer’s FIFA World Cup, he will become the third footballer to represent his country at the quadrennial competition while under contract at FC St. Pauli. That there have been … Continue reading

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We’ll always have Madrid… Here’s looking at you, Professeur

All things come to an end. All that is solid melts into air. We know this. Yet, sometimes, the end is still shocking, sudden, and sad. My father died suddenly when I was 22. Arséne Wenger, when he leaves the … Continue reading

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East of Bull

When Ossie jetted over to stay with his sister in February of 2001, it was the first time in his life that he had travelled alone. Understandably, the teenager was excited but anxious at the prospect. He particularly looked forward … Continue reading

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Don’t Ever Dream, Dennis

Was Dennis excited? You bet your sweet ass he was. He had never been to see his beloved Barcelona play, and by chance had finally been given the opportunity to do so; mere days before they took on AC Milan … Continue reading

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Blarney about Blarney’s

After 6 months in Berlin, I’m feeling pretty well-ensconced in my surroundings, and nowhere more so than a little pub in Kreuzberg by the name of Blarney’s. As the name implies, this is an Irish bar, but don’t let that … Continue reading

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Transfer Window

Dear Mr & Mrs Hughton, As you have no doubt learned by now, your son Cathal has decided to seek pastures new. Beech Park Under-11’s regret this turn of events, particularly as it means that we shall now have to … Continue reading

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Top 5 Football Videogames – Part V

After briefly – and enjoyably – departing the FIFA franchise, I returned to EA’s behemoth for the 06 and 07 incarnations. Both had the ugly mug of ‘Wazza’ on the cover, the in-game graphics were identical and the user interface … Continue reading

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