Malta Earn Heroic Point In Baku

10f9bfe58b558dfa_500After watching what can only be described as an heroic performance by Malta in Baku this evening, I felt compelled to offer some thoughts. Make no mistake about it, the players were right to celebrate at the final whistle for the trip to the Azeri capital was one which the bookmakers had decided unanimously would go against the away side. Ray Farrugia’s players did not read the script though. Continue reading

Malta’s Future?

malta_shirtWith the announcement of Tom Saintfiet as the new Malta manager last week, I use this article to take a look at three possible contenders for the national side, yet to be capped.

One or two of the players I talk about here have been touched on in my previous articles. Most notably here and here. However there are new names mentioned here too and all of the players I look at are part of Malta’s diaspora. Continue reading

Tom Saintfiet of Belgium Gets Malta Job

d332b8924e844ceebfc5449f5e7c34d6In what could perhaps be considered a surprise, Tom Saintfiet has been unveiled as the new Malta coach to replace Pietro Ghedin. The well-travelled Belgian has been in charge of numerous other national sides including Namibia, Zimbabwe (where he was sacked before overseeing a single game for not having the correct work permit), Yemen, Ethiopia, Malawi and Togo. He has also coached a variety of club sides around the world. Continue reading

Post-Ghedin Malta To Meet Estonia

malta_faThe MFA have announced that Malta will take on Estonia in a friendly at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on Sunday 12th November (Kickoff 15:00). The game will generate a lot of interest as it will be the first after Pietro Ghedin’s departure. For more information, click here.