TOP 5… FREE KICKS

The direct free-kick may be one of the most iconic images in all of football; the sight of a wall being lined up by a nervy goalkeeper is known throughout the world as the footballing shorthand for ‘Watch this!’ Here I pay tribute to some of my all-time favourite direct free-kicks. Continue reading

TOP 5… FOOTBALLING MOMENTS OF 2009

2009 was a banner year in football. Barcelona won everything in sight, the USA took further strides into the international football arena by reaching the final of the Confederations Cup, United took the title for a record-equalling 18th time and lost Cristiano Ronaldo to the relentless player-recycling machine that is Real Madrid. Come with me now as I recount my top five footballing moments of 2009. Continue reading