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How Soccer was Played During My Childhood (the ‘70s & ‘80s)

January 23, 2020

In Redhill estate where I grew up during the ‘70s and ‘80s, soccer was the most popular pastime amongst the kids — where friendship was forged and lost in the hallowed ground. We were so obsessed with the game that we would somehow sneak our way to the basketball court for our daily routine. Homework, […]

Interesting Facts about Cristiano Ronaldo

January 2, 2020

The name Ronaldo is synonymous with soccer and is known to all and sundry. Likewise, the Ballon d’Or is the most enviable trophy for any football player. When the word is mentioned, the pronunciation oftentimes slips but it unmistakably points to soccer greats like Messi and Ronaldo. Most commentators consider Ronaldo to be the all-time […]

In Love With Soccer

October 18, 2019

The year was 1979 and the soccer craze was gaining momentum among my school chums. I jumped on the bandwagon when my primary four classmates were drumming up interest for the impending FA Cup Finals being played between Arsenal and Manchester United. It was my initiation into the world of soccer — I chose Manchester […]

Eight Soccer Greats according to Countries

April 12, 2019

Many factors determine the greatness of a soccer player. They include unrivalled skills, leadership qualities, being level headed in trying circumstances, number of goals scored, etc. And not forgetting the greatest show on earth – The FIFA World Cup. It is the perfect podium for players to etch an everlasting name for themselves and in […]

5 Famous Footballers Who Did Not Represent Their Native Country

March 7, 2019

It is a dream come true for every footballer worth his salt to represent his country of birth – that’s the allure of the Beautiful Game. However, some chose not to. Before you question their allegiances, hold your horses! There are many reasons one is encumbered with before he makes a choice. And in most […]

JGT’s 10 Greatest English Footballers of All-Time

February 1, 2019

When it comes to football greats, the Brazilians comes to mind. The real McCoys to the “Beautiful Game”– personified through its dazzle, flair and individual accomplishments. They continue to tantalise the world with their artistry and dominion on the pitch. I suppose everyone would agree except the Argentinians. It is undeniable that the Samba and […]

Liverpool, Manchester United and The Coveted Ballon d’Or

February 18, 2018

The Ballon d’Or is the most enviable trophy for any football player. When the word is mentioned, the pronunciation oftentimes slips but it’s unmistakably synonymous with Messi and Ronaldo. They have dominated it for the past decade — winning 5 times each. What is Ballon d’Or: It means Golden Ball and France Football has been […]

Players Who Have Donned Manchester United And Liverpool Jerseys

January 18, 2018

I had written about the rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool and what it entails. The fans of both camps religiously stand by their team no matter what — changing allegiance to the other side is unheard of. Fans staunchly subscribe to the view that loyalty isn’t grey. It’s black and white. The black and […]

Manchester United Or Liverpool?

December 28, 2017

Mention Manchester vs. Liverpool and every football fan will look with furrowed brows. Fans from both sides will invariably assume an air of arrogance. The animosity dates from time immemorial … a visceral rivalry which provides fodder for talk. Both have ardent and worldwide fanbase — even the tea shop culture in remote villages comes […]