Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mourinho? Moyes? Laudrup? De Boer? Wenger’s Arsenal Replacements Assessed

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. As is traditional, Arsenal fans are ending February mourning the passing of another season without silverware, preparing themselves for three months of dead rubbers and wondering what lies around the corner for their beloved … Continue reading

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Arsenal vs Bayern: The Night The Wenger Out Brigade Finally Won?

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. The more realistic Arsenal fans will travel to the Emirates Stadium for the Bayern Munich game in the knowledge that it will likely be the last time they watch the Gunners at home in Europe’s elite … Continue reading

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A Fanboy’s Guide To The Best Radiohead Songs

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. There may be no band more divisive than Radiohead. Die-hard fans will go to their graves adamant that Thom Yorke & co are the greatest thing to ever happen to pop; those against declare … Continue reading

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Real Madrid vs Manchester United – Tactical Preview

This piece originally appeared on thinkfootball.co.uk. Since Real Madrid and Manchester United were drawn together in the Champions League Round of 16 on December 20th, talk in the football world has been of little else. The titans contested some classic … Continue reading

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Forget Suárez and Van Persie: Chelsea’s Juan Mata is the Player of the Year

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. We are coming up to awards season and committees are drawing up shortlists left, right and centre. While Gareth Bale will fancy his chances of picking up the gong for Best Actor, the eventual … Continue reading

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England 2-1 Brazil – Match Report

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. It all began predictably enough. The pre-match build-up was all about the potential pairing of Steven Gerrard and Jack Wilshere but for the opening fifteen minutes England’s technical deficiencies were foregrounded and it was … Continue reading

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Premier League Impatience Is Killing English Football

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. If the last month has taught us nothing else, it is that crass short-termism is still the primary philosophy espoused by English football culture. Another anti-relegation transfer splurge from Queens Park Rangers has probably … Continue reading

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