Monthly Archives: June 2014

On Arjen Robben, Diving & The Definition Of Cheating

to cheat verb to act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage. Yesterday, we were once again treated to the sight of Arjen Robben diving to help his team get the result they needed. For most of the … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Tactical Problems: Foreseeable & Likely To Be Fatal

It should be obvious to everyone who has watched Argentina’s matches that the systems Alejandro Sabella’s team has so far used have not worked. The 5-3-2 experiment in the Bosnia & Herzegovina game was correctly halted at half-time but the … Continue reading

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Xavi Hernández Departs: A Tribute To FC Barcelona’s Greatest Ever Player

This article originally appeared on After a summer in which many eras have come to a close at the Camp Nou and in Spain, no departure leaves a void as gaping as that of Xavi Hernández. Nearly sixteen years … Continue reading

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England vs Uruguay: Tactical Analysis

England’s defeat to Uruguay was as painful as any suffered in previous World Cup eliminations. Less than 24 hours after the final whistle, Costa Rica’s belief-defying victory over Italy confirmed that the game is up. For the first time, England are … Continue reading

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Five Favourites – Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado

Vienen bajando [Un Millón De Euros – 2006] Yoni B [La Dinastía Scorpio – 2012] Noche de los Muertos [Día de los Muertos – 2008] (There’s no video of this song on YouTube, so here’s the full EP. ‘Noche de los … Continue reading

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Why I Support League 3

The League 3 debate is perhaps the most one-sided in the history of English football. Almost everyone is against its creation – it seems that only the sport’s financial elite and the bean-counters in the Premier League’s headquarters are in favour. As … Continue reading

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Five Favourites – Karin Dreijer Andersson

Triangle Walks [Fever Ray – 2009] Silent Shout [Silent Shout – 2006] A Tooth For An Eye [Shaking The Habitual – 2013] From Off To On [Silent Shout – 2006] Dry And Dusty [Fever Ray – 2009]

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