It certainly seems so much more indefinite and uncertain. After the first round of matches at the 2015 Copa America, there is no clear indication of who might win this tournament. That certainly points to the depth of talent in South America that makes the gaps in quality between nations that much smaller. However, patterns… Read More Copa America Power Rankings: Round One
Real Madrid had just won the European Cup but within days, the manager had been sacked. Despite it being the fourth European Cup on the bounce – and Luis Carniglia’s second – the Argentine born manager did not keep his job. His fault; he had refused to play Ferenc Puskas in the final of the… Read More Did Carlo Ancelotti deserve to be sacked by Real Madrid?
Socrates, then Plato, then Aristotle. Those three form a trinity of Greek philosophy. One influencing the next, each having separate ideals; three tributaries flowing from one stream. It is the basis of continuity; master teaches pupil before pupil surpasses master and goes on to teach other pupils. From generation to generation, life has a consistent… Read More Will Arsene Wenger’s managerial legacy produce disciples?
Jack Wilshere threatens to become a Wayne Rooney type of player; good to very good but ultimately not exceptional.… Read More Jack Wilshere must be wary of becoming Wayne Rooney
The Champions League is entering a new era as the 2014-2015 season begins.… Read More Why the Champions League will be open and more competitive than previous years
The Camp Nou. The Gamper Trophy. The 25th of August 2010. A night of flowing narratives. Ronaldinho returns to Barcelona with Milan in what was a sense of what used to be. Zlatan Ibrahimovich plays against his future club, Milan — a sense of what would be. But hidden on that night was a… Read More Xabi Alonso: Pep Guardiola’s important ideological signing for Bayern Munich
Towards the end of last season, things went very wrong, very quickly for FC Porto. Already knocked out of the Champions League, they would exit the Europa League at the quarter final stage. The league would then be surrendered, a five point lead squandered as they slid to third place. Cup competitions would bring no… Read More Porto want to avoid the disappointment of last season