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A Brief Sporting Interlude

Scottish Premiership 8-14-15    Screenshot_2015-08-13-08-13-20

I’m no Elias Sports Bureau, but I can’t think of a time when both Heart of Midlothian and the Mets would have topped their respective divisions this side of 1986! (great year for the Mets, painful one for Hearts).

It most likely won’t last, but I am going to enjoy it while it does!

#HHGH #LGM

:: Justin ::

By |2016-11-03T04:23:18-05:00August 13th, 2015|Categories: Baseball, Heart of Midlothian, Mets, Soccer, Sports|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Brief Sporting Interlude

Oh what fun it is to beat the Hibs on (the day after) New Year's Day

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We have played in South Morroco, we have played in the USA

But the greatest game in history in the game on (the day after) New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is the tradional day for football (soccer) derbies (rivalry games) in Scotland.  For some reason (I would suspect alcohol consumption) they rarely seem to happen actually on New Year’s Day these days, but this one was pretty close.

It’s been a tough couple of months for my beloved Hearts, with off the field stories about financial problems and unpaid wages making all the headlines along with some pretty poor results.  The results have picked up over the […]

By |2016-11-03T04:23:56-05:00January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Oh what fun it is to beat the Hibs on (the day after) New Year's Day

Now that's what I call football!

This afternoon, the Wolcott Warriors U-12 Boys played Wamogo in our last home game of the season.  It was, I think, just about the more remarkable game I have ever coached.

After 10 minutes we were winning 2-0 and I was working out the best way to set up our team so as not to score too many goals too quickly (our league has a 6 goal differential rule).

20 minutes later, we were losing 5-2!  They had a late arrival of an extremely good player.  by half time we had pulled back to 6-4.

By |2016-11-03T04:24:41-05:00November 8th, 2009|Categories: Soccer, YouthSports|Tags: , |Comments Off on Now that's what I call football!

Who says soccer is not about stats

James McFadden’s moment of magic for the second goal made his suspension for the Netherlands game seem all the more costly. Picture: PA

After a dismal game in Norway, Scotland resurrected their chances of getting to the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 with a 2-0 win over Macedonia at Hampden today.

The big question now is, what do they need to do in their last game against The Netherlands in order to make it into the play offs to get to South Africa?

Here’s what FIFA has to say:

ROUND ONE
All 53 countries will […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:44-05:00September 5th, 2009|Categories: Scotland, Soccer|Tags: , |Comments Off on Who says soccer is not about stats

If only Hearts could be more like the Wolcott U-11 boys

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Today my U-11 boys won their division in winter soccer.  We play down at Leszek Wrona’s Soccer Academy in Bristol, Connecticut (yes, the same town made famous by ESPN and now Sarah Palin)

We were up against a really good team for the final game (coached by a dastardly Englishman).  The boys put so much hard work and skill into the game it was a real joy to watch (though by blood pressure was probably a little off!).

I think the final score was 8-6 with much excitement and great play by both teams.  If Hearts could put in the same effort they would stop horrible results […]

By |2016-11-03T04:25:03-05:00February 7th, 2009|Categories: Heart of Midlothian, Soccer, YouthSports|Tags: , |2 Comments