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Ireland’s Wars: St Patrick’s Battalion

The Mexican-American War is commonly remembered, outside of Mexico anyway, largely in relation to the American Civil War which followed, like the Spanish Civil War is often only seen in relation to World War II. Many of the famous commanders … Continue reading

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Review: Cartel Land

Cartel Land Trailer After seeing the more positive side of life on the US/Mexican border in the Ross Brothers’ Western, it was with some interest that I turned to the other Netflix provided recent documentary offering on the same general … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Seventeen (Last 16)

Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico The intense and unrelenting heat badly affected the game in the first half, as both teams looked lethargic at times, more content to pass the ball around for long spells then actually push on and … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twelve (Group B, A)

I couldn’t watch all four games of course. Guess which ones I only caught the highlights of! Netherlands 2 – 0 Chile Chile got off to the better start in this top of the table clash, their unique brand of … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Six (Group H, A)

Belgium 2 – 1 Algeria Unfortunately, much of the early fizz of the World Cup appears to have vanished following a series of disappointing encounters. Belgium had a lot to live up to, with so much expectation attached to their … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Two (Group A, B)

Mexico 1 – 0 Cameroon Played in difficult conditions, another frustrating game for the spectator. It was Mexico’s first half. With the exception  of Eto’o’s effort that glanced off the post (one of his few contributions), it was Mexico that … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Seventeen (Last 16)

England 1-4 Germany There seems to be only one thing that everyone is talking about, but’s lets take a look at this gradually. Germany were all over England in the opening stages. The English have never demonstrated a great defensive competence, … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twelve

Mexico 0-1 Uruguay Nice display from the two sides, who wisely decided not to play for a draw to guarantee qualification. Back and forth the whole game with both sides creating some good chances. Uruguay just about deserved the win and kudos to … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Seven

Argentina 4-1 South Korea Now we’re talking. They looked a little rough around the edges against Nigeria, but Argentina came roaring out the gate today. And it wasn’t Messi who got the glory, but Higuero. With the exception of a brief … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday One

It’s an odd start to the tournament. Two draws, and only two goals. On paper, that’s a terrible way to start the greatest show on earth and an awful advertisement for the first African World Cup. But, the results are more the meets … Continue reading

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