Roman Theatre of Cartagena
In two parts, an evaluation of the thirty-two nations who competed at the 2014 World Cup. I look at their results, the formations they used, their outstanding personnel, subsequent managerial changes, and their short and longer-term futures.
Considering the nations in the order in which they finished the group stage, the first part provides a very concise history of Brazilian football, in an attempt to identify the causes of their recent malaise. I look in particular at the role of the central midfielder, and how it has changed within Brazilian football over the last twenty years.
Groups A-D Groups E-H
The Ramones - ‘Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World’
Cartagena: Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Palacio Consistorial
Salt Pans Road, Wild Flowers and Water
'Yes, Angiolina thinks and sometimes cries, thinks as though the secret of the universe had been explained to her or the secret of her own existence, and is sad as though in all the whole wide world she could not find one single solitary deo gratias.’
- Italo Svevo (1898) As a Man Grows Older trans. Beryl de Zoete
Rock Pool at Cloughton Wyke
Green Field Blue Sky, Farm and Horses
Rich Homie Quan - ‘They Don’t Know’