Something Global in Glasgow

Cherry-picking Irish fans of top UK football teams would no doubt have been in a glory-seeking lather last night as Man Yah-Noy-Reh took on Celtic at Ye Olde Trafforde, in what they probably weren’t calling ‘The Battle of Britain’. I’m sure there was much coin-flipping as to which way around the reversible jersey would be […]

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My 91-year-old Granny…

…in her recliner armchair, mid-sup of a cup of tea, while watching Loose Women on STV could still have poked this in. Hail Caledonia! A 0-0 draw with Norway, grasped from the very jaws of victory. World Cup 2014, here we come.

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Tutti per Stefano Borgonovo

Former Fiorentina and Milan striker, Stefano Borgonovo, was awarded a benefit match between his two former clubs at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence this week.  The 44-year-old has been diagnosed with the motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the illness which claimed the life of former Genoa player Gianluca Signorini in 2002.  By way of […]

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Viola Watch: We’re There

Slavia Prague 0  Fiorentina 0 (agg. 0-2) Fiorentina are finally back in the Champions League, after an absence of eight years.  A 0-0 draw with Slavia, in which the Viola had the better of the game, means that they return to the competition in which they last played in March 2000, when they drew 3-3 […]

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Forza Azzurrini

Since the English, and a large quantity of their media, were so mean to Andy Murray during Wimbledon, I’ve decided I won’t be cheering for any non-Scots in “Team GB” at the Olympics.  Instead, I’m leaning to the maternal side of my family and throwing my weight behind Italy.  In particular, the Azzurrini – Italy’s […]

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