Which Outsiders Will Triumph At World Cup In Russia?

The World Cup is very nearly upon us. The spectacle in Russia is not without controversy, from rigged bidding, to the risk of the over politicisation of the event looming over the finals. But one thing about the World Cup that makes it so great is that once the tournament kicks off, it’s all about […]

Remembering World Cup 94 – The American Dream!

Now that most domestic seasons are starting to wind down, I thought it was time to think about the World Cup. In June, Russia will host their first World Cup but in this article I thought I’d look back at one of my favourite competitions and that was USA 94. I was ten, when that […]

Looking At Russia 2018… Too Early?

So as the dust settles on Brazil 2014 and Germany well and truly partied out after their triumph, it’s probably a bit too soon too look forward to Russia 2018. But hey, we football fanatics don’t know the meaning of too soon and it looks like MyTopSportsbooks.com agrees, as they already have odds for the […]

Final Thoughts On World Cup 2014

Congratulations to Germany for their fine World Cup win. All in all the best team/squad won and that should be celebrated. As should the feat of being the first European side to win in the Americas. The winning goal from Mario Gotze was one that would be welcome in any final. A nice early cross from […]

The Golden Ball Winner Is…

So FIFA have announced the nominees for their top player awards for this summers World Cup in Brazil. The nominees are… The Golden ball (Player of the tournament) – Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, Mats Hummels (all Germany), Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria (all Argentina), Neymar (Brazil), Arjen Robben (Holland), James Rodriguez […]

The End Of The Brazilian Dream

“I certainly didn’t envisage or want to write the following angry, sad and blunt blog post. I’m not entirely sure that everything has sunk in yet to be quite honest.” As a Scot, it always makes sense to pick a go to team when it comes to World Cups, especially in this era when Scotland […]

Brazil Deserved Win… Now Lets Get On With It

I know its always great to see nice and attractive football but sometimes football doesn’t always give us that. Sometimes to win, you have to get down and dirty. People were up in arms that Brazil won last night. They caused too many fouls, they singled out James Rodriguez for some of harsh treatment and […]

Colombia Need To Hold Nerve To Punish Brazil

Colombia have been superb so far at this World Cup. Next up it’s Brazil. Can the feisty, entertaining Colombians knock-out the hosts or will ‘A Seleção’ once again prevail and move closer to the holy grail? Obviously we only have hours to wait before kick-off at Estadio Castelao. But if ‘Los Cafeteros‘ stand any chance of going […]

James Rodriguez: A Galactico In The Making But Wont Leave Monaco This Summer

Everyone’s heard of Colombia’s James Rodriguez now! He’s been the player of the World Cup so far and he’s a joy to watch. But before fans start dreaming of signing the twenty-two year old genius, they need to know it will cost a huge amount to even get close to signing him. Most clubs missed […]

Sloppy Brazil Need To Wake Up Or Risk Losing The Dream

  So hosts Brazil have managed to squeeze past neighbours Chile and reach the quarter-final stage of this years World Cup. But ‘A Seleção’ need to buck up their ideas or risk falling before the final at the Maracanã! Not for the first time in this tournament Brazil were shoddy and looked average at times. The […]