Author: Greig Robertson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

#IcelandSmites: Let The Battle (Re)commence

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And then there were two. The Premier League is one Viking general light after Aron Gunnarsson’s departure to Qatar, leaving…

#IcelandSmites: Let The Battle (Re)Commence

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And then there were two. The Premier League is one Viking general light after Aron Gunnarsson’s departure to Qatar, leaving…

Icelandic Football News: Sexy Rúrik Smashes In A Hattrick!

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With just a few weeks remaining until the start of the 2019-20 season, the smiters have returned to their clubs…

#IcelandSmites: The 2018/19 Premier League Review

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All of England breathed a sigh of relief on May 12th as the all-conquering Norse pillagers of Everton, Burnley and…

#IcelandSmites: Iceland On Track To Win Euro 2020

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As the European 2019-20 season heads to its climax, Iceland’s quest to be crowned the best Viking football horde in…

Smitey Smitemas: A Mid-Season Check-In With Our Vikings-At-Large

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The Christmas period is a crazy time in football. With matches coming thick and fast—particularly in the English Premier League,…

#IcelandSmites: Horde In Hamrén-induced Hypersleep; Glory Abounds Anyway

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After the end of their injury-smited, ignominious UEFA Nation’s League campaign, the horde has dispersed back to their day jobs,…

#IcelandSmites: Gylfi’s Golden 50, Finnbó On Fire, France Frenzy, Nations Knockout

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The Icelandic team has recently been going through a bit of an “Empire Strikes Back” period, with countless injuries and…

Steve Bruce’s Crack Pipe And Hodgson’s Hex: Iceland’s Footballing Vikings

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As The Icelandic team rests before going once more into the fray against Switzerland on October 15th in the UEFA…

A Smite By Any Other Name: Women’s Team Crashes Out Of World Cup Contention

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As the Icelandic Valkyries’ World Cup hopes are shipwrecked, a new era begins for the men under Swedish coach Erik…

The Smiters Reawaken: Our Girls To Shatter German Psyche, “Horror Hooves” Provokes Limb Frenzy & More

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The football – and thereby the smiting – is returning to European shores, but the times they are a-changin’. Coach…

The Smiting Never Ends: Women’s World Cup, Aron & Hannes Contracts & More

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After a fascinating World Cup tournament reached its finale, the Icelandic men’s team are regrouping for some coming tournaments, while…

#SmiteTheWorld: A Recap Of Iceland’s World Cup Adventure

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And that, as they say, is that. Iceland’s World Cup run was short, but glorious. Their incident-packed week in the…

Iceland 1 – 2 Croatia: Full Report, Player Ratings, Man of the Match

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Alas, Iceland’s beautiful adventure ends in glorious defeat. Earlier today at the Rostov Arena, our boys battled until the bitter…

#SmiteTheWorld Daily: Heimir’s Future, Opta Slam Our Chances, God On Our Side, & More

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While Aron was banging the drum outside Croatia’s team hotel so they couldn’t nod off last night, the whole Icelandic…

Smite Preview: Iceland Vs Croatia Tactics, Team News, Lineups & More

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The Rostov boys Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason and Ragnar Sigurðsson have booby-trapped the pitch. Gylfi has been practising…

#SmiteTheWorld Daily: Gylfi Still Positive, Alfreð Still Hungry, Rúrik Still Sexy, & More

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It’s two days until the fight for Iceland’s World Cup life. The players have been sending out good vibes and…

#SmiteTheWorld Daily: Mouthy Modrić, Mikel Shits Brick, Rúrik’s Instamillion & More

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After the horde let Nigeria off the hook in Stalingrad, it’s Croatia’s turn to enter the smiting line as we…

Nigeria 2-0 Iceland: Full Report, Player Ratings, Man of the Match

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Just as they did in Euro 2016, our boys have ensured that maximum Gummi Ben-levels of euphoria will be reached…

#SmiteTheWorld Daily: Gylfi Fit, Berg Out, Iranian Throws, Beer Woes, Nigeria Leaks, & More

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The big day is here! Iceland will today charge once more into battle, this time in the fly-infested quicksand of…

Smite Preview: Iceland Vs Nigeria Tactics, Team News, Lineups & More

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Following the famous tussle that’s since become known as “The Arson of Argentina,” coach Heimir will be desperate to grab…

#SmiteTheWorld Daily: The Berg Melts, #RúrikManía, Hannes & Alfreð Acclaim, Bugs & More

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TWO DAYS TO NIGERIA! Here’s the latest burning hot news from the ice-cool confines of Camp Smite. “The Berginator” muscle…

#SmiteTheWorld Daily: Gylfi Out?, Bank Closes For #NGA Game, Dodgy Ads, & More

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It’s three days until the Nigeria game, and the horde have taken some time of for relaxation, treatment and preparation…

#SmiteTheWorld Daily News: “Year Of The Underdog,” An Army Of ‘Ssons, Messi & Birkir, & More

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The games are coming thick and fast, and with them the usual circus of World Cup rumours, theories and upsets….

#SmiteTheWorld Daily: Hero Hannes, Viral Rúrik, Iceland’s Prez & PM Watch At Home, & More

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After Iceland’s notable entry the World Cup with a famous 1-1 draw with Argentina, interest on the team only intensified….