Champions in the Making

  Girls playing a football match against boys? Whoever heard of that before? Well, it is happening and more often than we think. In fact, it happens every weekend in Valencia, Spain, when the juvenile girls from the Valencia CF play their male rivals, struggling with abuse from the sidelines. The extraordinary thing is, that…

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Alvaro Knows Football is Culture

Alvaro Jimenez proud to show that football is language and culture. Alvaro Jimenez, born just over two decades ago in that quaint city of Cordoba, has made great use of his short football career on the pitch in more ways than one.  In just under seven years he has shot from being a member of…

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Too Many Laughs Too Few Photographs

Monday, 12th June the presentation of The Verb To Be of Football took place in the Biblioteca Eugenio Trías in the Retiro Park in Madrid. Despite the raging high temperatures and the hot hour of 18.30, there was an excellent turn out of enthusiasts of the English language and football. The author revealed some of…

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Times Are Changing

Scarcely twenty minutes after the explosion of joy and tears of Real Madrid’s supporters in Cardiff, three men stabbed left, right and centre all the way from London Bridge to Borough Market. It was a rampage attack: seven killed, 48 injured. The attackers were shot down by the police. “The times they are a changing,”…

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