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211 To One: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 (IX) – The First Qualifiers

Part One: The Beginning Part Two: The Road Broadens Part Three: Dreaming In Asia Part Four: Football In The Time Of COVID Part Five: Getting On With It Part Six: March Madness Part Seven: The Marathon Part Eight: Switching Focus … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 (VIII) – Switching Focus

Part One: The Beginning Part Two: The Road Broadens Part Three: Dreaming In Asia Part Four: Football In The Time Of COVID Part Five: Getting On With It Part Six: March Madness Part Seven: The Marathon The Summer of 2021 … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (VII) The Marathon

Part One: The Beginning Part Two: The Road Broadens Part Three: Dreaming In Asia Part Four: Football In The Time Of COVID Part Five: Getting On With It Part Six: March Madness At the end of May 2021 three confederations … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (VI) March Madness

Part One: The Beginning Part Two: The Road Broadens Part Three: Dreaming In Asia Part Four: Football In The Time Of COVID Part Five: Getting On With It Four months after the last game of World Cup qualifying the whole … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (V) Getting On With It

Part One: The Beginning Part Two: The Road Broadens Part Three: Dreaming In Asia Part Four: Football In The Time Of COVID With the world learning to keep going despite the threat of the virus, World Cup qualification soldiered on. … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (IV) Football In The Time Of COVID

Part One: The Beginning Part Two: The Road Broadens Part Three: Dreaming In Asia Few would ever have thought that it would be over a year after Chinese Taipei bowed out that another ball would be kicked in the qualifying … Continue reading

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211 to 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (III) Dreaming In Asia

Part One: The Beginning Part Two: The Road Broadens With the early sections of African qualifying finished the focus swings firmly back to Asia, with the other confederations still to begin. The Second Round of AFC qualification sees the heavy-hitters … Continue reading

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211 to 1: Reflections On The Road to Qatar 2022 – (II) The Road Broadens

Part One of this series, “The Beginning”, can be found here. The earliest games of World Cup qualifying concerned Asia only; now additional confederations begin their qualification processes. But the earliest games in Africa concern more than football, shining a … Continue reading

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The FAI (16 Days To Election)

Today, lets talk about a political grenade of significantly less seriousness than rent or insurance, but one that is certainly close to many peoples hearts all the same. The Football Association of Ireland is a basket case of an organisation, … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Rankings (4-1)

The tournament is done and dusted, and we have our final four. You can see my other rankings at these links – #32-17, 16-9, 8-5. 4. England (+22) Well, this was an improvement, huh? Even early on in the first … Continue reading

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