Goodbye Diego. Leo is Argentina’s new Messi-ah

Metlife Stadium, 2016: Lionel Messi walked up to take his spot kick. His mates at the centre circle clutched onto each other's shoulders. Their eyes had a hint of nervousness but what could go wrong? Argentina had to score but Messi never misses. The Barcelona superstar placed the ball on the spot and looked up... Continue Reading →

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A Messi freekick, freezing Lyon and a pen – tales of a European sojourn

A pen. Beautiful, granted, but still just a pen. A Cartier: shiny, a little bit heavier than a biro and emblazoned with the Milan club crest.┬áBut still just a pen - the opening lines of Andrea Pirlo's autobiography was stuck inside my head as I examined my pen. It wasn't a Cartier. I never looked... Continue Reading →

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