I think I’ve gone off soccer – 58 years after starting to follow United.

There are lots of good things about growing old. Firstly, of course, is the old cliché about it beating the alternative. But there are lots of bad things about it too. And among the worst of them is the tendency of old people – like me – to blather on about how things were much … Continue reading I think I’ve gone off soccer – 58 years after starting to follow United.

Soccer 2021. The ten things today’s players are told to do.

I have been given a highly secret document which emanated from one of the top soccer clubs in Europe. It details the ten things that the club’s players have to learn how to do if they want to have successful careers and if they want to win trophies. And here they are: 1 If you … Continue reading Soccer 2021. The ten things today’s players are told to do.

Co-commentators. It’s got so bad that when I’m listening to a match on the radio, I turn down the sound

I like to watch sport on television. I’d prefer it live. But even before Covid, my days of going to see Ireland in Lansdowne Road or Leinster in the RDS were coming to an end because of my own health difficulties. So it’s the telly for me. I love rugby. I like soccer. But both … Continue reading Co-commentators. It’s got so bad that when I’m listening to a match on the radio, I turn down the sound