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The Times, the goalie, his girlfriend and the politician’s wife

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

It has all the ingredients of press manna from heaven: a major international sporting event, a beautiful Spanish sports journalist, a top Spanish sports star, a sniping British newspaper and a top British politician's pissed-off Spanish wife. OK, so it's not earth-shatteringly significant in the grand scheme of things (compared ...

¡Madre mia!

Monday, July 12th, 2010

It's funny that although the main story is, of course, that Spain won the World Cup for the first time ever last night, what most people are talking about is not Hiniesta's 116th minute goal, referee Howard Webb's questionable decisions, or even Pulpo Paul's amazing predictions, but the moment when ...

Day of High Drama

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

And I'm not just talking about the football, more of which later. Yesterday those of us who live in and around Seville experienced a weather phenomenon which, while mild in comparison to those in the US, scared the living daylights out of me, and I was at home. It was like ...

The beautiful game

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

What I know about football could be written on the back of a postage stamp, and what I like about the sport could just about fit into the price on its front, but as it's World Cup time, I can't escape the topic. Especially as Spain is the current favourite ...