Category Archives: soccer

Viva Maradona

I first became aware of the essence of Diego Maradona back in the late 1970s whilst I was growing up in Jamaica. Not that I had any chance of seeing the great man kick a ball then due to limited … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed the Child Snatching Billionaire?

In light of the recent statement by the English courts that the ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum “orchestrated the abduction of two of his daughters – one from the streets of Cambridge, ” it will be interesting … Continue reading

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Cyrille Regis: One of English Football’s True Gentlemen

Yesterday we woke up to the sad news that former England footballer Cyrille Regis had died of a heart attack at just age 59. Cyrille is regarded as one of the trailblazing black footballers in English football from the late … Continue reading

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Lindy Delapenha – Jamaica’s Finest Sporting Personality

Jamaica’s Lindy Delapenha -post WW2 British Air Forces veteran, sporting giant and media pioneer – passed away last week. He was 89. To me Lindy was Jamaica’s greatest all round sporting personality. Some may say Usain Bolt, but when you … Continue reading

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Blatter’s back battered and bolder. For now

Sepp Blatter remains FIFA president. What was the fuss last week? UEFA has a lot of explaining to do in how they campaigned against Blatter so disastrously. UEFA chief Michel Platini recommended that his body vote for Prince Ali bin … Continue reading

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FIFA corruption scandal stinks up the Caribbean

Many of us avid football fans  have had a low opinion of the FIFA family for a long time. Few would be  surprised at the recent indictments by the US Justice Department that were disclosed by the impressive Attorney General … Continue reading

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