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To say that my dad pushed me is an understatement. I was never naturally dr

To say that my dad pushed me is an understatement. I was never naturally drawn to football.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

In Brazil, if you have a son, the first thing you give him is a football. T

In Brazil, if you have a son, the first thing you give him is a football. That's the first gift - so my dad was no different.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The thing is, my dad's always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in

The thing is, my dad's always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in more intellectual pursuits, but nobody can escape the passion that football stirs.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

My dad's method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what

My dad's method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what I liked. I played football, tennis, golf, cricket but I loved my snooker.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I actually hated hunting the first time I went when I was a kid. My dad too

I actually hated hunting the first time I went when I was a kid. My dad took us deer hunting. We sat there for 30 minutes, and I felt like I was losing my mind. But in college, I fell in love with it. Football became a full-time job, and I needed an escap
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Where does it stop? You get offered money for your wedding, then for your k

Where does it stop? You get offered money for your wedding, then for your kids, new houses, holidays... We earn enough from football and sponsorships, why do you need any more?
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Here in Cameroon, football is our leading political party. It's football al

Here in Cameroon, football is our leading political party. It's football alone that that unites us, it's football alone that brings us good things - football is the window into our country - so we don't mess around with it.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and

Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Football shape is one thing, and then 'futbol' shape is a completely other

Football shape is one thing, and then 'futbol' shape is a completely other thing. It's a whole other level of fitness that you have to work to maintain.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I do play football no-holds-barred. Any edge I can get, I'll take. I'd grab

I do play football no-holds-barred. Any edge I can get, I'll take. I'd grab a face mask only in a fit of anger. Uncontrolled anger is damn near insane.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I've learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to

I've learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to release anger, release frustration.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks partly to the kind of poets that we now have and partly to funding,

Thanks partly to the kind of poets that we now have and partly to funding, there's been a gigantic shift in the way poetry is perceived... Poems on the Underground, poets in schools, football clubs, zoos.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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