So, you think you understand what a ‘hostile atmosphere’ looks like? Believe me, you don’t know the meaning of the word unless you’ve seen this! There once was a time where the names ‘Luis Figo’ and ‘Camp Nou’ went hand in hand – and for… Read More »Luís Figo & His Vicious ‘Pig Head’ Return to Camp Nou in 2000
Built in the 20th Century
So, there I was, just watching a Copa90 Documentary on my way from London to Birmingham, and then … I saw it. Compared to the atmospheres in most of Central Europe, those like La Bombonera in Argentina are second to none in terms of its… Read More »The Infamous ‘Avalanche’ at Boca’s La Bombonera Stadium
Many reading the above title will think “Bohemians 1905…who?!” And rightly so, tbh. I myself had never heard of this team until I took a trip to Prague a few years ago. Whilst there, I stumbled upon their glorious little home, known as the Ďolíček Stadium. With a capacity of just 6,300… Read More »The Ďolíček Stadium – The Fierce Home of Bohemians 1905!
It’s always nice to see a prodigal son ‘return home’ … and even more so when they do well! And thus, we arrive at the story of Dirk Kuyt and his renaissance at Feyenoord! Dirk Kuyt is an icon, on Merseyside. He drove Liverpool’s forward line… Read More »Dirk Kuyt’s Fabulous Final Flurry at Feyenoord (2015-2017)
Pele’s 1000th goal. Maradona’s first Copa America. Messi’s only World Cup final. The Maracanã Stadium has been the host of history since its creation. We all want to be back. Sitting in your favourite stand, eating your favourite pie. The cathartic release of pointlessly screaming at… Read More »The Traumatic Beginnings of the Maracanã (1950)
Nicknamed ‘The Theatre of Dreams’, there is certainly something magical in the air once you make your way into Old Trafford. After all, the place was opened in 1910 – so there’s over 100 years worth of memories jam-packed into the arena. It survived two… Read More »The Beauty of Old Trafford