RELISHING BERGER

RELISHING BERGER

BEFORE I grew up and became a sport journalist, I was a football fan. Football fan is a bit of a dirty phrase now, isn’t it? Everything is about the bigger picture when you’re older and fandom can never be unbridled; it’s all balance sheets, shot-to-goal ratios and transfer tittle-tattle. […]

Book Review: Life’s A Pitch

Book Review: Life’s A Pitch

STOP the press, here’s an exclusive for you: all football journalists have a favourite football team. Some even support one. There is a ridiculous notion given credence in this age of social media and global villages that those who write about football should do so bereft of emotion; that football […]

That Boy Ronaldo

That Boy Ronaldo

CRISTIANO RONALDO took one brief glance at Petr Cech prone on the floor for confirmation. Once he had that he wheeled away, running towards the touchline with more speed and less abandon than he had shown over the previous 80 minutes. It had been an unforgettable 80 minutes, the most […]