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That old guy in the nightclub

During my youth one of the rites of passage was going to a night club, or as my father would fondly refer to it a “discotheque”. I guess that part of the thrill involved being out (at night) with mates, and have the chance to try to chat up some girls and to partake of a couple … Continue reading

The Ghost of Mourinho Past

Most people are very familiar with Charles Dickens’ novel, A Christmas Carol, which tells the story of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a stingy miser into an all-round nice guy by the end of the book. Scrooge is taken on a journey by the respective Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, which … Continue reading

Great Expectations

Expectation is defined as “A strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future” or “A belief that someone will or should achieve something”. England is a nation that is fanatical about their football, and they are a team that has suffered from the overbearing weight of expectation ever since they won … Continue reading

Who’s your team?

Thanks to the wonders of technology, it has become a lot easier to follow and support one’s favourite sports team. For those that follow the English Premier League, there is a veritable smorgasbord of football on the television screens almost 24 hours a day. In fact, if one is resident in South Africa or Zimbabwe … Continue reading

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Or translated into English, the more things change the more they stay the same. In La Liga, Real Madrid handed out a striking master class in hammering seven goals past Osasuna whilst Barcelona played to an entertaining draw against Athletic Bilbao in a game where Pep Guardiola was up against his coaching mentor Marcelo Biesla. Having … Continue reading

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