World Cup Nuggets – Day 8

Canada joined Qatar on the cutting room floor and only France have confirmed their qualification so as Groups G & H finish their second round of games there’s a lot up for grabs. You can pick up a copy of the World Cup Nuggets book directly from the publishers, Halcyon https://bit.ly/3eXfV2y or via Amazon https://amzn.to/3TKD1J0 27 November COSTA RICA RESURRECTIONContinue reading “World Cup Nuggets – Day 8”

World Cup Nuggets – Day 4

The World Cup is now 12 matches old and the Nuggets are piling up with more facts and stats than you can shake a stick at. Keep coming back for your daily dose. You can pick up a copy of the World Cup Nuggets book directly from the publishers, Halcyon https://bit.ly/3eXfV2y or via Amazon https://amzn.to/3TKD1J0 23 November ANOTHER STALEMATE MoroccoContinue reading “World Cup Nuggets – Day 4”

World Cup Nuggets Podcast

Welcome to the World Cup Nuggets podcast, with enough fab facts and stats about each of the 32 countries competing in Qatar. Here are the next six episodes, starting with Germany and ending with Mexico, and all in between. Listen out for the question that is set about every country at the end of eachContinue reading “World Cup Nuggets Podcast”

World Cup Nuggets Daily

Welcome to the World Cup Nuggets Daily podcast that features choice facts and stats about each of 32 countries competing in Qatar. There is also a question set about each country and a competition in which you can win a bundle of brilliant books from Halcyon Publishing. To get hold of the book that spawnedContinue reading “World Cup Nuggets Daily”

Qatar 2022 – The most unusual of World Cups

The twenty-second World Cup Finals will be unusual in many ways. Not only will Qatar become the first Arab nation to host the World Cup but also the first to have never qualified (with the exception of Uruguay who were the hosts in the inaugural tournament in 1930). With a population of just under 2.9Continue reading “Qatar 2022 – The most unusual of World Cups”

The Euros Last 16 – a fantastic feast of fulminating football.

At its very best football can be so enthralling and intoxicating to watch that it is actually exhausting. The perfect mixture for a match involves moments of high quality, high drama and even the odd bit of misfortune to provide a dose of reality amongst the dream sequence. There also needs to be a degreeContinue reading “The Euros Last 16 – a fantastic feast of fulminating football.”

Euros 2020 – Group F’s fantastic finish, Ronaldo’s record and a gaggle of own goals .

As final rounds of games go the fluctuations of Group F on Wednesday night provided a classic of the genre. At the start, only France were guaranteed to move on to the last 16 while the other three teams were in with a chance of qualifying. Hungary were discounted as no-hopers by the cognoscenti, beatingContinue reading “Euros 2020 – Group F’s fantastic finish, Ronaldo’s record and a gaggle of own goals .”

From Marine to San Marino: The Underdog’s Tale

One of the beauties of sport is championing the underdog. There is nothing more memorable or satisfying than when the little one has a chance of toppling the big one. So when Marine drew Tottenham in the FA Cup earlier this year there was frothing excitement on behalf of those who are keen to seeContinue reading “From Marine to San Marino: The Underdog’s Tale”