WORLD CUP MADNESS: NORWAY 1(4) – 1(1) MATILDAS

Gee. That’s a hard. Seeing the side you love lose for in a second major tournament in a row to penalties isn’t pretty. I may or may not be eating ice cream whilst writing this up. Yes it’s around 12 hours after the fact and I need ice cream to get through this.   Supporting…

GAME FOUR: MATILDAS v NORWAY

We’re in the knockout stage, where literally anything goes. People are saying “woof, that’s a strong side of the draw”, forgetting we actually want to beat the best in the WORLD en route to getting our grubby hands on the big prize. But my ultimate philosophy through this? Match by match. Exactly how the Matildas…

WORLD CUP MADNESS: JAMAICA 1 – 4 MATILDAS

Big breathe in… big breathe out. We’ve made it. We can take a seat, take a breath and know we will see at least one more game this World Cup with the Matildas in it. Because.. WE MADE IT OUT OF OUR GROUP TO THE ROUND OF 16!! Woooo. Always the intention to get out…

GAME THREE: MATILDAS v JAMAICA

It’s crunch time. The final game of the group stages and it’s essential for the Matildas to get a win. Meeting Jamaica has an element of the unknown to it. Still it’s a tantalising fixture as any in this World Cup. Don’t let the previous results against Jamaica in this tournament fool you, they’re no…

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…