Monthly Archives: December 2012

The 2012 World Team of the Year

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus and Italy) For a while, it appeared as though a chronic back problem would see Buffon’s career sadly peter out. One of the iconic images from the 2010 World Cup … Continue reading

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Jack Is Certainly Back, But The Loss Of Diaby Has Shaped Arsenal’s Season

This piece originally appeared on www.sabotagetimes.com. The latest in a long line of messiahs capable of doing no wrong, Jack Wilshere is currently king of all he surveys. Seen as the new Mr Arsenal and the England’s Great White Hope, he … Continue reading

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Hervé Renard & I

This piece originally appeared on the Carvalho Peninsula. It was hard not to be proud when Hervé Renard pulled off an unthinkable and profoundly moving victory with the Zambian national team in February. The architect of a success based on … Continue reading

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Champions League: Germany’s Innovation Trumps England’s Investment

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Innovation is more important than investment The most important lesson that the English teams will take from this season’s group stage is that it does not matter how expensive or famous your players are … Continue reading

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Chelsea, United, PSG Or City? Mourinho’s Post-Madrid Options Assessed

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. With José Mourinho strongly rumoured to be leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season, there will be a number of clubs desperate to secure the services of the Special One as soon … Continue reading

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From Superman To Supersub, The Fall Of The No.9 In The Premier League

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. The transformation of English football in recent years has been as swift as it has been profound. Changes off the pitch have been hard enough for fans to tolerate, but they have been dealt … Continue reading

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