Tag Archives: Football

England Versus Germany: Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

I’m scared of the German football team. They always set an example that the rest of us should follow, but we never do. Why don’t we? It’s troubling… after a while (say, the ‘best’ part of 50 years), it starts to seem like … Continue reading

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The *Other* Reason Why England Are Out of the World Cup

So far in the 2014 World Cup, all England footballers combined have scored, in two games, the same number of goals as Luis Suárez has scored in his one game against England. Two. All of which, inevitably, has led to … Continue reading

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The Tragic Tale of Robin Van Persie (A Manchester United Footballer)

If you ever visit Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912 – for a tour, at some point you’ll hear some waxing lyrical about Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski. Especially his epic 1967 season, one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Soccernomics, Fast Food, Smart Phones, and the Tyranny of Evil (AKA: Insurance Companies)

I’m reading a brilliant book at the moment. This one – It compels the reader to think differently about football, exposing, in the process, a whole mass of wrong-headed thinking that too often passes as ‘football knowledge.’ For example: there’s … Continue reading

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Ranking The Arsenal (Part 2: The So-Called Wheat)

A couple of days ago, I started my 100% subjective search for Arsenal’s MVP… Now here’s a look at the top 14. The extraordinary wunderkinds who make this brilliant football team a true powerhouse victory-machine for the ages. (Note: this … Continue reading

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Ranking The Arsenal (Part 1: The Chaff)

Well, I haven’t written about the Arsenal for a while… and since it’s fun and all, I thought I’d set that right today. Indeed, what better time than now? Just a few short days after the team spiraled once again … Continue reading

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The Arsenal Second Team (Are Shit)

If you didn’t see the Arsenal second-team in ‘action’ against Olympiakos in the Champions League last night, let me apprise you briefly of the pertinent detail: they were shit. Ok, maybe not shit in a Blue Square Premier league, hoof … Continue reading

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