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…

HEGERBERG: GET UNCOMFORTABLE

When one of the best players in the world refuses to play for her nation, it’s not meant to make people comfortable. When arguably the best player in the world refuses to play at a World Cup it’s not meant to taste like a nice sweet cuppa hot chocolate. You say: “The world’s best need…

WORLD CUP TASTERS: GROUP F

It’s finally that time. No, not Christmas. THE WORLD CUP. It’s just around the corner, and if you squint real hard you can probably see the sleepless nights and heart-thumping contests already. But to warm you up, here’s your dose of group tasters. It’s where you’ll get to experience a taste of each side, before…

WORLD CUP TASTERS: GROUP E

It’s finally that time. No, not Christmas. THE WORLD CUP. It’s just around the corner, and if you squint real hard you can probably see the sleepless nights and heart-thumping contests already. But to warm you up, here’s your dose of group tasters. It’s where you’ll get to experience a taste of each side, before…

WORLD CUP TASTERS: GROUP D

It’s finally that time. No, not Christmas. THE WORLD CUP. It’s just around the corner, and if you squint real hard you can probably see the sleepless nights and heart-thumping contests already. But to warm you up, here’s your dose of group tasters. It’s where you’ll get to experience a taste of each side, before…