Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United: Tactical Preview

This article originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. Following on from a hiding that fans will remember as a low point for years to come, Tottenham have pretty much the worst possible match in prospect. It is always a daunting task when … Continue reading

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Looking For Riquelme – Part II: The Wilderness Years

The 2007 Copa América was a glorious tournament for fans of Juan Román Riquelme – except, that is, for me. While Riquelme was giving arguably his best national team performances, scoring five of Argentina’s sixteen goals in the tournament and … Continue reading

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Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Tactical Preview

This article originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. There is never really a good time to face Manchester City at the Etihad, but there is no worse time to face them then after an international break. For starters, City’s home form is … Continue reading

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Hand Of Pod: Episode 126

Having landed and settled in Argentina, I was delighted to be asked by Sam Kelly to appear on his excellent, long-running Hand Of Pod podcast. You can listen to the episode here.

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Looking For Riquelme – Part I: Discovering A Genius

I was about twelve when I first became aware of Juan Román Riquelme. I’d love to lie and say that I discovered him on late-night broadcasts of Boca Juniors matches; that I stayed up late to watch him humiliate Real … Continue reading

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United: Tactical Preview

This article originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. The $64,000 question on Sunday will be: which Newcastle United side will pitch up at White Hart Lane: the one that beat Chelsea all ends up last weekend, or the one that surrendered the Tyne … Continue reading

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Playing Football As An Englishman In South America: A Ten-Step Guide

Travel to any South American country and accept the first invite you get to play in a match with some locals. Believe your local contact when he says that no-one who plays is any good and arrive at the game … Continue reading

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