What is wrong with these monolingual English people?!

FYI- I am sorry if this is rushed and full of mistakes, I wrote it in an angered state after readin THIS absymal article.   Last October, I did a language/culture exchange trip to Santander in Spain. It was A-MA-ZING 😀 I loved every minute of it. Firstly, the weather was good. Secondly the people were […]

And what did England do to deserve that!?

Have FIFA gone crazy? Did someone mix up the facts and figures from our last European tournament? Or has someone just decided it might be a wee bit funny to tell the whole world, WHOLE WORLD, that the English football team are the 4th, FOURTH, best in the Whole. Entire. World. Yup, the only teams […]


The best, most important and most thrilling game in European football. Supposedly. Can the World and European Champions and the Italians give us a game to remember? A game of the ages? A game of goals and banter and decisions and ‘thrillingness’? Or will Spain triumph tremendously and win the way everyone has expected them to? […]

What (not) to say….after the semi-finals of Euro’s 2012.

DON’T SAY No wonder we lost to Italy. They beat the Germans! DO SAY It’s always good to see the Germans lose. WHY?~Never mention England losing. Always mention Germany losing. Where applicable obviously. DON’T SAY Portugal almost beat Spain so they’ll be easy to beat for the Italians. DO SAY Pirlo is going to be […]

SPAIN vs. PORTUGAL (updated)

And so begins the point where we little down the best 4 in Europe to the best 2  in Europe. Spain are the current European AND World champions are the Favourites. However, Portugal have many good players and have reached the last four in recent tournaments. Score SPAIN 0-0 Portugal A.e.t SPAIN 0-0 Portugal Both […]

Day 16 of Euros

Our third quater-final is SPAIN vs. FRANCE!! Spain are current World and European Champions. France have not got to the knock-out stage of a tournament since 2006 where they lost  in the final. Spain are favourites. France could be the under-dogs if anyone actually gave them a hope in hell. The only statistic going in […]

5 ways to recognise someone who isn’t a football fan

They don’t know the difference between things like the Championship and the Champions League. Or one game and two legs. Or penalties and spot-kicks. Or away goals and home goals. Or a manager and a chairman. Or a forward and a midfielder and a right back. Or, and I promise you I know someone like […]

Day 13 of Euros

So, no actual football today- it’s the day when all the teams in the quarter-finals take a break, have a rest, train, whatever and make sure that they know their opponents inside out. Here is the schedule: Thursday (tomorrow)- Czech Republic vs. Portugal Friday- Germany vs. Greece Saturday- Spain vs. France Sunday- England vs. Italy […]

Day 11 of Euros

Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland Spain 1-0 Croatia Game 1                   Once again, opting to watch the second game here. An Italy win did not guarantee qualification, although a loss did guarantee be outed. The Irish were outsiders by a long shot and actually may be happy to have only conceded two. The first was in […]

Day 7 of Euros

Italy 1-1 Croatia Spain 4-0 Republic of Ireland Game 1                   Evens Stevens in my opinion. (And, you know, the score line kind of says that as well.) Italy scored first and while it didn’t seem like Croatia would get back in it, get back in it they did. My favourite di Natale was brought on […]