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Why I Won’t Be Watching The Match On Saturday

18 Jan


My favorite thing to do on any given weekend is to curl up and watch a soccer game. But I won’t be doing that this Saturday. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Liam Kinsella

18 Jan

liam-kinsella20 year old (21 next month!) midfielder Liam currently plays for Walsall where he also spent his youth career. He has represented the Republic of Ireland at the U19 level. He’s following in his father’s footsteps: Mark Kinsella was an Ireland international and also played for Walsall among other teams before turning to coaching.

Anne O’Brien, Football Pioneer

17 Jan

anne-obrienI stumbled across the story of Anne O’Brien awhile ago and, when doing more research, was saddened to hear of her passing this past August. When people talk of pioneers in women’s football, here’s one almost lost to the wind. Continue reading

Ready For Celta, A Visitor, A Birthday & Some Smokin’ Sese

17 Jan

_he11406thumbThe team had their final training session before facing Celta in the Copa Del Rey tomorrow. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Léo Dubois

17 Jan

3Left back Léo currently plays for Nantes. He has represented France at the U21 level.

Hey, 40 Is Still A Record & Moving On

16 Jan

_1am0365So yeah, yesterday. That was…unfortunate.  Continue reading

Happy 6th Birthday HB & HB!

16 Jan

cowgirlhorse-6th-birthday-girl-fold-out-9023365-0-1413271962000I chose a cowgirl card for our birthday because lord knows, we sure do love a Pony here! 😉

Believe it or not, we’re officially 6 today! How times does fly!  Special thanks to the watishista correspondents, especially mygypsyspirit and hopechaser, without whom this blog would have gone under long ago as my real life has taken a massive chunk out of my blog time.

Thank you so much to all of you for being so wonderful and engaged; for indulging us in our silliness and love of all things footy but especially our Blanco boys. I have met friends of a lifetime through this place, learned so much, laughed and cried and shared so many experiences. I love how sport can make the world smaller in the best of ways. This crazy love that we share bonds us and overrides so many other differences. Long may the fun continue.