No sooner had the World Cup arrived that it quickly left. Less than a week after it was all over, Brazil & Argentina are already in high damage control. Argentina will look to replace Sabella with either El Tata Martino or El Cholo Simeone. Brazil meanwhile is trying to figure out just what the hell they are, a team on par with Holland and Del Bosque’s Tiki-Taka Spain or a [...]


Now What?

Some time ago I wondered out loud that Uruguay needed ten more guys like Luis Suárez. That microsecond decision-making separated Suárez from the rest of the herd in my opinion but if Suárez reads the game one way and carries through on impulses – whatever they may be – the kind of abhorrent behavior we all witnessed in the Italy v Uruguay World Cup group game has to be included [...]

This Blog has, of course, been fiercely critical of Uruguayan conduct in the aftermath of THAT incident in Natal. But in the spirit of debate and especially of providing a right to reply, we have huge pleasure in sharing with you the thoughts of Rubén Gómez, fan of La Celeste who lives in Spain. Rubén originally posted his views on Facebook on 28 June. This proved so popular – chiming [...]

With Uruguay’s exit from the World Cup, I went ahead and took a much-needed break from the World Cup.   And in-between yesterday and today I got to see two films, two very different films. Two films I liked very much, two films that share no connection whatsoever. But connections can be found wherever you can find them and after I finished watching the second film, I found a strange connection [...]

As I type, we are a little over 4 days on from Uruguay’s elimination from these twentieth FIFA World Cup Finals. The dust is finally settling. The madness (and it most certainly has been madness) is abating. People are moving on: but questions, very big ones, remain for the future. What of Uruguay’s style? What of their approach? What of their next coach? And maybe most of all: what of [...]


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