Belgium: A Golden Generation or all a load of waffle?

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 05/01/12) Golden generations ey! Remember those? But where England’s destined crop failed to realise their potential, can a talented crop of youngsters coming out of… Continue reading

Palermo: The South American football finishing school

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 04/12/11) Aside from having one of the finest kits in football, the side from Siciliy is rapidly becoming one of the finest finishing schools of… Continue reading

Copa Sudamericana semi-finals throw up some tantalizing ties

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 20/11/11) South America’s version of the Europa League has reached the semi final stage setting up some mouth watering showdowns between some of the continent’s… Continue reading

Top 5 U18 Latin American Starlets for the Future

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 01/11/11) So everybody already knows about the burgeoning talents of Brazilian starlets Neymar, Lucas and Ganso, all of whom are still plying their trade in… Continue reading

“He is a fucking great player and you’re all fucking idiots”

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 24/10/11) There are certain formative and influential moments in any man’s childhood that he will cherish for the rest of his lives, be it riding… Continue reading

Interesting Lessons to be learnt from South American Superclásico

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 24/09/11) In the first of two games in the recently revamped Superclásico de las Américas Brazil and Argentina played out a disappointing 0-0 draw in Cordoba.… Continue reading

2011 Under-20 World Cup Team of the Tournament

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 05/09/11) Having watched a fair amount of this summer’s U20 World Cup in Colombia, I thought I’d offer up my team of the tournament.   Without… Continue reading

A Bright Future for Mexico or another false dawn?

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 31/08/12) This summer’s footballing successes for Mexico have been a much needed lift for a country besieged by a violent drug war that has devastated… Continue reading

Copa America 2011 Review

(Article first featured on In Our Humble Opinion 22/08/11) This year’s Copa America, held in Argentina, proved to be one of the most competitive and hard fought editions of the world’s oldest international tournament. … Continue reading

Argentine Primera: Inicial round up week 6

UNDERDOGS PROFIT IN WEEKEND OF SHOCK RESULTS After parting company with boss Facundo Sava, San Martin got their first points of the campaign in spectacular fashion with a shock 4-0 win against champions… Continue reading

Juan Sánchez Miño

Wednesday 22nd August.  Boca vs. Independiente.  Copa Sudamericana 2nd stage.  76 minutes in, the score is tied at two apiece and the hosts are a man down. Emiliano Albín surges forward, rides a couple of… Continue reading

Luis Muriel: The young Colombian making waves in Serie A

(Article first featured on Lovely Left Foot 31/05/12) It’s fair to say that last season was, for the most part, a good one for Colombian strikers.  Falcao had a brilliant debut campaign for… Continue reading

Eduardo Who?

(Article first featured on Lovely Left Foot 05/04/12) 2011 belonged to one team in South America; the all-conquering Universidad de Chile side that steamrollered its way to the Copa Sudamericana title in scintillating… Continue reading

Could Boca bid farewell to La Bombonera?

(Article first featured on Lovely Left Foot 15/05/12) La Bombonera, one of the most iconic stadiums in world football, might not be the home of Boca Juniors for much longer after club President… Continue reading

Copa Libertadores 2012: Brazil dominate knock out stages

(Article first featured on Lovely Left Foot 03/05/12) Last week saw two vastly different but equally fascinating Champions League semi-finals played out, epitomising the drama and emotion of continental competition.  Over in South… Continue reading