On a quiet spring afternoon in the Florentine Hills, TPA’s Ben Shine quietly slipped into the empty and unguarded Italian National Football Museum and Training Base, Coverciano. Unaccompanied, he perused the displays of World Cup glory and retraced the footsteps of idols Maldini, Baggio and Sacchi. He shares his experience here.Read More I Sneaked Into Italy’s National Football Museum
With the FIFA World Cup now just days away it feels like our Socceroos have both come so far and absolutely nowhere – all at the same time. With a squad that boasts nine players currently plying their trade in our own flourishing league and an appearance at our third consecutive World Cup, the Football…Read More The World Cup Is Here, But Where’s The Fever?
At the moment the Socceroos are at rock bottom. They are like Robert Downey Jnr during those years when he took heaps of drugs and lived in a rehab facility. They are broken, destitute and down on their luck. They want to crash on your couch for a couple of days. Maybe borrow a couple…Read More The Socceroos are Junk Bonds