In April 2012, I published my feature on Juan Luis “Juani” Guirado. Albeit in his 30s, he was one of the newest additions to the Philippine national football team (Azkals) worthy of recognition and admiration. It was a great way to introduce him to the public as someone on the road to becoming a Philippine football legend, and four years and 38 caps later, he has inevitably become one in his own right.
I want to share the top three things I learned from Ben Bowra. I’ve written tributes in the past, and here I am again, back with another one. My best one yet!
Let’s travel back in time to 2013 and relive a “bygone” era through this forgotten interview with Rob Gier. I hope it’s not too late.
While taking a stroll down memory lane, Chris walked me through his life. Of course, the banter was inevitable, but from his narration, I gained a renewed appreciation for Chris and his achievements.
When the Clear Dream Match 3 was announced, I knew that at least one Manchester United player would come to the Philippines, but I didn’t know it would be Paul Scholes. So when David Milan asked me to interview Paul Scholes and Andy Cole, I almost passed out. Dreams are for real!
This is the unabridged version of “Football legends in Manila: Fabio Cannavaro and Dennis Wise,” an article I wrote for Philippine Star Supreme last Saturday, August 24, 2013.
Brian Reid delivers more than a decade’s worth of football experience as newly installed Coach for Global FC. He may have grown under rule by monarchy, but his multiclub chronicles and European discipline make him the “Awrite! Yer guid!” choice as local commander. Former defender and now a full-time coach, Reid is just about Reid-y for his next challenge, braving the local football storm with Global FC. Global Force, prepare the bagpipes!