The Faux Internationals

NotCapello

I’ve only just noticed that there’s some international friendlies being played midweek. As usual they are a pointless waste of time that will mean nothing to anybody. Because the are not proper competitive qualifiers I’m calling them faux friendlies…

A Tenner On Spain To Win

Espania !

Not me, today’s featured musical artists. More about them in a moment. But first, let’s talk Spanish… Before they go into their game against Honduras in a couple of hours their situation is grim. With Chile winning their 2nd game in Group H it means that Spain obviously have to win. Hey I’ve just rhymed there… The question is then – Was the Swiss game just a blip or have they caught that “big” team underperforming bug ? It seems that the pre-ordained World Cup champions let all the hype get to them and nerves set in. Now they’ve seen…

Pat Nevin 2 – Paul Haig Day II

Paul Haig - 2nd from left - in the band Josef K

It is with thanks (once again) to The Vinyl Villain for partly being the inspiration for me to start this Football and Music website, for posting some great music that I missed the first time around, and for the PAUL HAIG DAY II event. It is also thanks to Pat Nevin for giving me a fitba & music connection so I could take part in this day. Plus it gives me an additional excuse to post more about the man and his excellent taste in music. The Paul Haig Day II thing I’ll get to in moment, first some more…

They Have A Dream*

Or the merest glimmer of a hope, depending on how you look at it. Sorry…? What…? That isn’t the men’s team, it’s the women… I thought Craig Gordon was looking a bit curvy. Let me fix that for you: Even if they do win tomorrow (Wednesday) Scotland’s chances of being there next June depend on many other factors. This article from the Beeb about that: Scotland could yet confirm their place in the play-offs for the World Cup finals on Wednesday should they beat the Netherlands. If results elsewhere go their way, George Burley’s side might avoid a nervous, month-long…