Book Report #2 – From Delhi To The Den

from_delhi_to_the_denOK, so it’s been a while since I last did a book report on here. Basically, I like to read football books… The more obscure the better. And today I’ve decided to give my critique on a new book from English manager, Stephen Constantine. So if you like football books that are a little different to the average autobiography of a manager or player, read on… Continue reading

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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.

 

Baxter’s Bafana Bafana Search

bafana_bafana_logoAs stated on Soccer Laduma’s site on Monday (here), Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is boarding a flight northwards. During his trip to the UK and Europe, he’ll catch up with current internationals but he’s also rumoured to be looking at persuading players with South African heritage to commit their international futures. Continue reading

Remember You’re A Womble… An Interview With Nik Tzanev

Fresh from signing his permanent contract with AFC Wimbledon of English League One yesterday, goalkeeper Nik Tzanev very kindly gave of his time to answer a few questions for me. Speaking in an accent that is very much half-Kiwi / half-English (he has lived in the UK since 2006), Nik opened up on the hard work that got him to his current success, the merits of a loan move to non-league football and also gives some advice for aspiring young Kiwi players who dream of making it as a professional in England.

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