In Belgium, an Old Quarrel Gets a New Slant NYT’s James Montague reflects on the effect of Belgium’s national football team on Belgium’s political position, another fantastic example of football’s power to bring together and unite people.
NextGen is that rarest of things in football – a genuinely good idea Barney Ronay of the Guardian Sportsblog writes about the wonderful nature of the NextGen series: how it has helped young players (and a manager no less) make … Continue reading
November 23, 2012
Tagged Bülbül, Coulthirst, Fischer, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Pritchard, Samper, Spurs, Sterling, Stramaccioni, Wisdom
The Super Sub: An Unsustainable Situation F365’s Daniel Storey outlines what exactly makes super subs, as well as the difficult situation they’re in when trying to earn a position in the starting XI.
England’s courtship of Wilfried Zaha and Raheem Sterling is just the start The Guardian’s Barney Ronay underscores the growing issue of young players’ dual nationality in international football, with a specific focus on England’s Sterling and Zaha.
Steven Gerrard: ‘Don’t call me a hero or legend’ Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard reflects on his time with England thus far, after being only the 6th Englishman to win 100 caps for his country. He admits that despite that achievement, he … Continue reading
Time to stop complaining about time?
ESPN’s Gabriele Marcotti highlights the questions surrounding the element of timekeeping in football, raising the interesting issue of “real time” football matches
Why Gary Neville is out on his own when it comes to TV punditry
The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor commends the much-lauded punditry skills of former Manchester United defender and current England assistant manager Gary Neville. Taylor argues that Neville is not only eloquent – especially in his answering of the recent Terry-Ferdinand England affair – but also insightful and unbiased: undoubtedly 3 basic characteristics any good pundit should possess.