Tag Archives: football

Copa Coca-Cola vlog

Today is a big day in the history of Diary of the Dad: I’m making my vlogging debut! I’ve been meaning to start for a while but haven’t got round to it until now. And what better start than an international football event including interviews with three World Cup Winners, eh? As I mentioned yesterday, I …

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 …

The man in the middle

A silver whistle.

When I was 15, I earned a little extra money refereeing kids’ football matches. I completed a Football Association qualification, persuaded my mum and dad to buy me all the necessary kit and soon found myself knee-deep in mud every Sunday. I was surrounded by kids who, for the most part, loved it and played the game with …

She-Ra take a bow

A cat attacking a television as a football video game is being played.

It struck me the other day that I’ve posted a couple of pictures of the newest addition to our family on here but haven’t written about her yet. Very remiss of me, especially as I think she’s going to  inspire a number of posts with the shenanigans she gets up to. Meet our new kitten, She-Ra! She’s been …

Thinking outside the box

Football goals

“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 …

Night of the livid dad

A selection of things that could be giving my son nightmares.

I wasn’t really livid as such, but if you’ve been reading this blog for a little while you’ll know I can’t resist sneaking zombie puns in when I can. The feeling is certainly a lot stronger than being slightly miffed, but stops well short of furious anger too. It’s a strange fusion of feelings really. Disappointment, …