AN ODE TO KEEPERS

  This Women’s World Cup has seen some absolutely unreal goalkeeping performances. They can be the most underrated players on the park, yet be the ones who save the day when called upon.  While there is background murmuring over silly things such as making the goal post smaller, we’ve got goalkeepers doing their talking on…

WORLD CUP MADNESS: MATILDAS 3 – 2 BRAZIL

The Miracle of Montpellier. What an absolute roller coaster football is. It was a game where even my non-football loving mum messaged me afterwards, having seen the news, saying it “looked like an absolute corker”. Something a bit special. It’s the type of match that is unforgettable. What a comeback. When the Matildas fell two…

GAME TWO: MATILDAS V BRAZIL

The heart, history and determination for the Matildas to beat Brazil is like mine to beat my twin brother in anything while growing up. And probably still now if we were to compete in anything. The extra incentive this time round? We’ve got to find a result. Honestly, it’s time to go scrounging around the…

WORLD CUP BITES: MATCH DAY ONE

There’s been little sleep since Saturday morning. With so many games, it’s essential to get a taste of each plus an idea of what’s in store. So this is where World Cup Bites comes into play. When the fixtures thin out, we’ll cover more analysis. But for now? We’re going to enjoy this lack of…

WORLD CUP MADNESS: MATILDAS 1 – 2 ITALY

Ok. We need to talk. You stick with your team through thick and thin. Definitely more so at a tournament like the World Cup. When your side puts in an average, verging on very poor performance, you’ve got to find that balance between realism and optimism. Losing by an Italian come back, by an extra-time…

PREVIEW GAME ONE: MATILDAS V ITALY

France is abuzz. The World Cup is now underway. Utter madness. I’m already sleep deprived and we’ve only hit the tip of the iceberg for the tournament. The Matildas are preparing to finally play on the world’s biggest stage again. First match, Italy. ITALY THREE THINGS HIGH DEFENSIVE LINE Italy will come out with the…

PREDICTION MADNESS -WORLD CUP MATCH DAY ONE

So. It’s FINALLY time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. You want to know a little about each game, but don’t have enough time to read a full blown preview for each? No drama. I don’t have time to write a full preview for each. So here’s a bite of what to look out for…

THE FLYING DUTCH: NETHERLANDS 3 – 0 MATILDAS

A tough day at the office for the Matildas. Coming in hot with high hopes and expectations, to be squashed well and truly by the end of 90 minutes. It’s a bit painful to do a blow by blow, and I was far too sleepy to keep the kind of detailed notes necessary to do…

THE FLYING DUTCH: NETHERLANDS V MATILDAS

What’s better than a warm up match moments before a World Cup hits? Playing the European Champions, who can turn out a similar style of football to you and see how the two collide. Trust me it’s going to collide just as good as a Mars Bar hitting the deep fryer. Apparently I need time…