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The Hiatus Explained 23 Mar 2011 | 11:15 am

This is not a article  on how Tesla’s work on electromagnetism is subsumed within the football of Eastern Europe in the late 1970s. I wish it was, but it isn’t. No, it’s a post explaining the scarcity...

“Bavarians? Conservative? Never!” The 1987 European Cup Final 9 Feb 2011 | 10:25 pm

For all Bayern München’s dominance in Germany in the 1980s, they made a pigs-ear out of things in Europe. It was a common sight to see the Barvarian side being disposed of by British clubs throughout ...

The McDonaldization of English Football 21 Jan 2011 | 08:20 am

I’ve unfortunately been a bit busy recently, rendering me incapable of finding the time to get my teeth into various teams or games that might provide some entertainment. However, I managed to produc...

Opponents of FC Barcelona, here is your New Year’s Resolution 4 Jan 2011 | 10:00 pm

Barcelona have shuffled their pack in 2010, starting to prefer to Messi to play centrally rather than in the inside right role. Not formed in the archetypal central forward role, his pee-wee frame wou...

A Brief Introduction to FC. København 23 Dec 2010 | 05:55 am

Who would have thought it? A one-time player for Wimbledon goes to show tactical discernment and shrewdness. To give Ståle Solbakken his dues, he did fallout with the mullet-wielded Joe Kinnear, so he...

The Dissection of Dortmund 25 Nov 2010 | 11:46 pm

Jurgen Klopp, sitting on the proverbial throne placed on the zenith of Die Südtribüne, has earned his position of Dortmund royalty this season. His tenderfoot squad has exceeded expectations, and aft...

Villarreal’s transposable system – the return of the Brazilian 4-2-2-2 5 Nov 2010 | 07:30 pm

The re-birth of Villarreal has come with the fruition of several events.  Firstly, the partnership that Brazilian Nilmar and the Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi has cultivated week-on-week will contin...

The difference between two derbies – illustrating the change from Benitez to Hodgson. 23 Oct 2010 | 05:28 am

It was no surprise that Liverpool lost the 214th Merseyside derby given their woeful start to the season. No Liverpool fan, not even the most pessimistic of follower, would have fathomed such ba...

Loïc Rémy saves Blanc’s Blushes 17 Oct 2010 | 03:50 am

Amidst an aura of optimism and calls of ‘reincarnation’, Romania were close to ruining Laurent Blanc’s quietly-impressive start to his reign as Les Bleus’ national coach this week. Instead of opti...

Removing the Romanticism from an Unexpected Victory: Denmark – Euro ’92. 9 Oct 2010 | 11:00 pm

Denmark’s victory in the Euro Championships in 1992 had all the ingredients of a unforgetful footballing fairytale. It is the story of a team who didn’t qualify for the finals who went onto win the...

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