Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Football League: A Hindrance At Best

This piece originally appeared on the Carvalho Peninsula. There is, it seems, an increasingly popular distaste for the Premier League and its band of expensively-assembled foreign mercenaries. It is, to my eyes, entirely misdirected. It’s not the Premier League’s fault that the … Continue reading

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City Evoke Memories of Barcelona on Ferguson’s Worst Day

This piece originally appeared on the Carvalho Peninsula. Watching Man City “s**t in the kettle”, as Joey Barton put it, felt a lot like watching United’s Champions League Final defeats to Barcelona. Not only because it ended with Alex Ferguson … Continue reading

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Xavi Hernández: The Greatest Player Of All-Time

Given that the ‘Greatest of All-Time’ debate is older than the hills, this recent round of nominations has been surprisingly good fun. However, one name which immediately popped into my head has been conspicuous by his absence: Xavi Hernández. The … Continue reading

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