November 21, 2013 by David Bolt
It’s not often I can write something in praise of FIFA and UEFA. However, last week, they may have helped to broker a deal to end a bitter dispute between two nations (in terms of playing football, anyway) and to bring in one of the largest European nations currently outside of FIFA and UEFA in from the football wilderness.
Cyprus is an island nation in the east of the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout history, Cyprus has been subsumed into the various empires that have existed in the Eastern Mediterranean, ending up as part of the Ottoman Empire. The population of Cyprus was split, mostly between people of Greek and Turkish extraction, with about 75% being of Greek origin and about 25% of Turkish origin.
November 16, 2013 by Sean Charles
November 8, 2013 by Sean Charles
A quick glance at the Serie A table and you will see the revelation of the European season unfolding – something miraculous is happening in the Eternal city. A resurgent Roma under Rudi Garcia have exploded out of the traps, recording the greatest ever start in the Italian league, winning all ten of their opening games and conceding just one goal in the process, only on the eleventh time of asking was an opponent able to take points from them yet they still march on unbeaten as matchday 14 nears. So, after two seasons of failing to qualify for Europe, what has changed?
November 7, 2013 by Sean Charles
In the image below, a Dutch plain clothes police officer can be be seen kneeing into the stomach of a Celtic fan in Amsterdam on Wednesday night as the fan is greatly outnumbered by the man’s colleagues. The image is a screenshot from a video which shows a group of plain clothes officers beating into two Celtic fans.
Moments later the Dutch police officer in the cream jacket would be on the receiving end of similar treatment as he collides headfirst with a traffic post whilst trying to escape from Celtic fans who vastly outnumber him this time.
November 6, 2013 by Sean Charles