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Twenty Music Releases I Liked In 2014

Fatima Al Qadiri – Asiatisch Al Qadiri calls her album “a virtual road trip through imagined China” and that’s a pretty perfect description. In the way that all new destinations are, Asiatisch is strikingly beautiful, intriguingly peculiar and overflowing with odd twists on the familiar. Aphex Twin … Continue reading

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The Best World Cup XI In History

Spanish-language website tuhistory.com has added a nice little feature in which you can name your best World Cup XI of all time. Above is my chosen team. I did not use stats or anything in order to compile it – … Continue reading

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The Top Ten 21st Century World Cup Goals

Disclaimer: as they are almost universally overrated and constantly included in lists of this type instead of more deserving and technically challenging goals, this list is a dipping-volley-free zone. The best goals are the result of vision, imagination and intelligent decision-making – they do not … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Premier League Players Of 2013-14

With the Premier League season entering its final stages, players and writers will now be casting their votes for individual awards to be handed out at the end of April. The voting process is famously flawed and comes at a … Continue reading

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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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The Ten Most Entertaining Footballers Playing Today

10. Mario Balotelli [Milan and Italy] Obviously. The only problem with Balotelli is that his performances on the pitch are no longer as sensational as his antics off it, and even those have been wilfully exaggerated for years by hit-chasing … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Currently Active Defensive Midfielders

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Disclaimer: when compiling and ranking this list, I was struck by the fact that our commonly-used linguistic terms for footballers and positions have been rendered obsolete by the rapid evolution of the modern game. … Continue reading

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