Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twenty Music Releases I Liked In 2013

On two occasions during the last week, I have been asked by friends for my ‘Album of 2013’ suggestions. I deliberately avoided answering the question, not having given the matter proper consideration and not having listened to enough everyone else’s … Continue reading

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton: Tactical Preview

It is almost poetic that Tottenham face Southampton this weekend, with Mauricio Pochettino having done with the Saints exactly what André Villas-Boas tried to do with Spurs in his ill-fated seventeen months at White Hart Lane. Sunday’s visitors are every … Continue reading

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: Tactical Preview

Tottenham vs Liverpool is a huge game for both sides: André Villas-Boas’s side need to win to get their season back on track, while Brendan Rodgers’ need to win to maintain their push for Champions League football. Victory for either … Continue reading

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Looking For Riquelme – Part IV: The Riquelmista Who Played With Fire

The further we walked from El Viaducto, the more determined I was to get into Arsenal vs Boca at any cost. Aware that we were on potentially hostile territory, I refrained from articulating this thought to Santi and Nico, who … Continue reading

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If I Managed England At The 2014 World Cup…

On the way back from Racing vs Godoy Cruz tonight, I was asked by our Argentine driver whether or not I like Roy Hodgson. I told him that I am like most English football fans: I like him very much … Continue reading

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Hand Of Pod: Episode 128

This Wednesday night I appeared on Episode 128 of the Hand Of Pod podcast. You can listen to it here – and you really should.

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Looking For Riquelme – Part III: Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way

I had been in Argentina for a month before the opportunity arose to see Juan Román Riquelme in action. As I arrived halfway through the Torneo Inicial season, there were plenty of Boca Juniors games being played. There was one … Continue reading

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