My 50 Most Favourite Footballers Ever


  1. Diego Maradona (Argentina)
  2. Ryan Giggs (Wales)
  3. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
  4. George Best (Northern Ireland)
  5. Paolo Maldini (Italy)
  6. Ronaldo (Brazil)
  7. Mark Hughes (Wales)
  8. Eric Cantona (France)
  9. Henrik Larsson (Sweden)
  10. Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
  11. Pelé (Brazil)
  12. Alessandro Nesta (Italy)
  13. Francesco Totti (Italy)
  14. Roy Keane (Republic of Ireland)
  15. Romário (Brazil)
  16. Peter Schmeichel (Denmark)
  17. Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina)
  18. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  19. Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)
  20. Nemanja Vidic (Serbia)
  21. Hristo Stoitchkov (Bulgaria)
  22. Paul Scholes (England)
  23. Roberto Baggio (Italy)
  24. Xavi Hernandez (Spain)
  25. Marco van Basten (Holland)
  26. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
  27. Gary Speed (Wales)
  28. Ruud Gullit (Holland)
  29. Rio Ferdinand (England)
  30. Ronaldinho (Brazil)
  31. Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
  32. Dennis Bergkamp (Holland)
  33. Johan Cruyff (Holland)
  34. Manuel Neuer (Germany)
  35. Raul (Spain)
  36. Neville Southall (Wales)
  37. Edgar Davids (Holland)
  38. Fernando Redondo (Argentina)
  39. Franco Baresi (Italy)
  40. Stiliyan Petrov (Bulgaria)
  41. Ian Rush (Wales)
  42. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
  43. Roberto Ayala (Argentina)
  44. Iker Casillas (Spain)
  45. Davor Suker (Croatia)
  46. Rivaldo (Brazil)
  47. Lubomir Moravcik (Slovakia)
  48. Artur Boruc (Poland)
  49. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Holland)
  50. David Beckham (England)

Day 25 of 365 Days of Song

Day 25 – Texas – Halo

When this song came out in the late 90’s, I instantly fell in love with Sharleen Spiteri [the Texas singer]. Then, not long later in my College days, I had a crush on a lovely girl in my college class whom – uncannily – resembled Sharleen  .

She’s so pretty
Her hair is a mess
We all love her
To that we confess

She has a halo
We really do adore her
For she has a halo
Can we touch her

Day 24 of 365 Days of Song

Day 24 – Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice

The James Bond Theme for the movie of the same name – Also my favourite Bond film.

You Only Live Twice or so it seems,
One life for yourself and one for your dreams.
You drift through the years and life seems tame,
Till one dream appears and love is its name.

Day 23 of 365 Days of Song

Day 23 – The Clash – I’m Not Down

will beat this shit!

I’ve been beat up, I’ve been thrown out
But I’m not down, I’m not down
I’ve been shown up, but I’ve grown up
And I’m not down, I’m not down

And I have lived that kind of day
When one of your sorrows will go away
It goes down and down and hit the floor
Down and down and down some more
But I now there’ll be some way
When I can swing everything back my way
Like skyscrapers rising up
Floor by floor, I’m not giving up

So you rock around and think that
You’re the toughest
In the world, the whole wide world
But you’re streets away from where
It gets the roughest
You ain’t been there

Day 20 of 365 Days of Song

Day 20 – Madonna – What It Feels Like For A Girl

Madonna helped me through some difficult times, many years ago. Particularly this song. Of course, I’m not a girl, but I related to being different – perceptions of being weak and unmasculine.

Strong inside but you don’t know it

Good little girls they never show it

When you open up your mouth to speak

Could you be a little weak