Copa Coca-Cola

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Copa Coca-Cola. It's the world's biggest grassroots football initiative with around 1.3 million teenagers from over 60 countries competing for the right to participate in an international training camp and, of course, play in the tournament that gives the event its name. This year's event was the 27th ...

Review: Philosophy Football T-shirts

I've been a Philosophy Football customer since they started business 20 years ago, so when an email about their new World Cup T-shirts arrived in my inbox, I got in touch to ask if I could have one. There were two reasons for this shameless act of blagging. Obviously, I wanted one and, not having a job at ...

Curse of the commentators

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Barry Davies, Tony Gubba and Martin Tyler... to this list of my favourite commentators must be added that of Dylan who, in recent weeks, has become prolific at describing everything. Granted, he doesn't narrate the goings on of football matches like these legends of the commentary box, but he does with just about everything else. It ...

Thinking outside the box

"All that I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football," said Albert Camus once upon a time. Yep, aside from being a Nobel Prize-winning author, thinker and the inspiration for The Cure's debut single, he was a nifty goalkeeper too. And you know what? He had a point! I was over the ...

Dynamo Dylan the wing wizard?

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I’m writing this post shortly after getting back from my weekly game of five-a-side football and am absolutely delighted to report that Dylan has recently been showing some signs of being interested in the beautiful game himself. Aside from his prowess when it comes to picking a semi-decent fantasy football team, he has started to demonstrate some of ...