It’s been a long week already, and the days leading up to the Rugby World Cup Final has taken what seems an age. Still not as boring as South Africa’s Semi-Final against Wales, though. Majority of the people I supervise at work have constantly been trying to get a reaction out of me by asking … More Rugby World Cup Final!
All I keep hearing is how the men are “much better than the women.” How the women “wouldn’t be able to compete with the men.” If you are one of the people who keep doing this, then please take this moment to realise that you are simply an idiot. You know who you are… You … More Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup
Last Saturday saw the European domestic season come to a close with Liverpool collecting their sixth Champions League trophy, officially making them the third-most successful club in the history of the competition (Real Madrid have 13 titles). Even though the game itself was nothing to shout about, the scenes at the final whistle were incredible. … More A Good Summer Ahead for the English (Part Three)
Welcome to the World Cup final! We started with thirty-two nations competing for the World Cup, and only France and Croatia remain. There wouldn’t have been many people predicting this, not even Croatians. No Brazil, who were knocked out by Belgium in the quarters, despite having dominated the game. No Spain, who suffered at the … More FIFA World Cup 2018 | The Final
(Author: Manfriend, of course) After two weeks of non-stop ball chasing, diving, goal scoring and suggestions to the referee to check VAR, we have wrapped up the groups. Many of the big guns have managed to make it through safely, despite not looking overly convincing. That can’t be said for Germany, who got dumped out … More FIFA World Cup 2018 | Round of 16
Manfriend here again. Let’s talk the World Cup. So the first round of the group games are over, but what have we actually learned from them? Welcome to my roundup of what’s happened, and my predictions for each group at the end of the group stage. Group A Russia v. Saudi Arabia 5-0 Uruguay v. … More FIFA World Cup 2018 | The End of Round 1
So, that dreaded month is upon us – a month that can be very challenging, yet incredibly rewarding. Nope, it’s not Ramadan again! It’s the World Cup! Excitement fills me even as I type the words. But I can hear the voices already. “It’s not actually that interesting …” “The players are always diving around … More Manfriend’s Mumblings | Sports Chat: FIFA World Cup 2018