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Bobby McMahon

Bobby McMahon

You can see me on Soccer Central most Mondays and Thursdays on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. I write a regular column for and and frequently guest on various podcasts and radio shows. RSS

Why The Real World Cup Dark Horses Are More Like The Spanish Inquisition

Written by on June 8, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in World Cups

So let’s consider what constitutes a dark horse and which countries have played that role at previous World Cups.The definition is a team that emerges to prominence. In that context we regularly have a dark horse at World Cups but it can be argued that we have never had a dark horse winner.

To read more please click on the link.

There will four or five more articles posted by me on Forbes and this week. The best idea if you would like to read them is to click the following that will take you a central depository of all the articles for each publication.

Forbes. com

For Canadian viewers there will be appearances on Soccer Central on Monday and Wednesday this week then the show will be on hiatus during the World Cup and from then until the start of the European seasons.


How The 2022 World Cup Could Reach A Doomsday Scenario

Written by on June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in World Cups

The Sunday Times story of “Mohamed bin Hamman’s secret campaign to bring the World Cup to the Gulf,” is another episode in a narrative that that will not die.

The series of articles published earlier today details the lengths that Bin Hamman, a former FIFA vice-president, to read more please click on the link.


and there is more over at

Iconic moments and personal memories from a dozen World Cups.

1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990 and more to follow in the next few days.



Now This Was Fun – $33 All Time Team

Written by on May 31, 2014 | 11 Comments »
Posted in Money Game

I received a tweet this morning that included a challenge. Not sure where it came from although the Guardian’s Spanish football correspondent was quoted in the e mail.

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This what I came up with in a 4-3-3 formation.

Schmeichel $2; Lahm $1, Baresi $4, Beckenbauer $5, Fachetti $3; Garrincha $3, Neeskkens $4, Maradona $5; Van Basten $2, Romario $1, Mueller $3. Total $33

You are also asked to tweet your $33 team with the hashtag #$33AllTimeTeam

Hope you enjoy.


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