Monthly Archives: June 2013

Michael Laudrup: Football’s Velvet Underground

This piece originally appeared on TheFalseNine.co.uk. There is a cliché in music journalism that the Velvet Underground were not properly appreciated until ten or twenty years after their best music was released. Having initially missed out on commercial success, it … Continue reading

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Thomas Müller And The Future Of The Modern Striker

This piece originally appeared on http://www.just-football.com. Thomas Müller is not a striker in the conventional sense. He does not position himself between the centre-backs and act as an offensive pivot. He does not perpetually loiter on the shoulder of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Gonzalo Higuain and Arsène Wenger

This piece originally appeared on The Bottom Corner. Arsenal’s imminent signing of Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuaín is a huge step forward and make no mistake about it. Should a deal be completed in the coming hours or days, it would … Continue reading

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David Villa – Lost in the Wilderness

This piece originally appeared on thefalsenine.co.uk. The date is November 29, 2010. Camp Nou is full to capacity and Barcelona lead Real Madrid by three goals to nil. Nearly 100,000 Culés plus a global audience of millions are enthralled by … Continue reading

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England U21 vs Italy U21 – Post-Match Thoughts

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. This just in! England are not very good at football. No, hold on a second – that’s last week’s story. Let me try again. Breaking news! We have a tactical dinosaur in charge of … Continue reading

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