It’s often said that we’re living in a media age. This has never been more evident than with the game of football which now receives saturation second-by-second coverage on various websites and social media. Continue reading
Some people say that the modern-day footballer is self-absorbed with no time for their supporters. It’s said most would rather be clubbing at Chinawhite’s in London than honing their skills on the training grounds of their respective clubs. As long as the hefty pay packets, so synonymous with the modern day footballer, are funding a luxurious lifestyle then the world is good. However, such people have clearly never met my interview subject… Continue reading
For me personally, it was fantastic to read yesterday that John Buttigieg – former Malta defender – has been given the job of Manager at Sliema Wanderers for the coming season. He brings a vast experience with him which has also included a spell in charge of the Maltese national side as well as Birkirkara and the Floriana Youth Academy. Continue reading
It’s been announced today that Portuguese club, Boavista, have signed Maltese international, André Schembri. The 30-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Porto-based club who will be taking part in their third straight campaign in the top-flight Liga NOS in 2016-17. Continue reading
As the season comes to an end in a variety of countries across the globe, it’s been another busy weekend of action for the Maltese plying their trades abroad.
From England to New Zealand, Cyprus to Italy, the contingent of Maltese playing in professional leagues overseas is increasing at a quick rate. Add to that a number of players who are part of the Maltese diaspora in countries such as the UK, Australia and Canada, and there is plenty of Maltese interest.
The first weekend of April was another busy one for Maltese players overseas. After a two week international break, the various players returned to club duty across the globe. Some were looking to enhance promotion credentials, others were looking to keep their clubs clear of trouble at the wrong end of the table.
Easter Monday saw another action packed programme in both the UK and Australia / New Zealand. There were Maltese players involved and having a say at both ends of the tables in their respective competitions.
Yesterday also saw the signing by Aston Villa of Oscar Borg who was previously with West Ham’s youth sides. Although UK-born, Borg is of Maltese heritage and eligible to represent the country’s national sides.