Monthly Archives: September 2014

La Liga Roundup: Weeks 5-6

Just like Diego Simeone, the roundup is back after an extended break. Don’t blame us, though. Blame the wonky schedule. There were a lot of games played over the last two weeks. Here are some of the highlights: Atletico Madrid … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Roundup: Week 8

Another week, another edition of the Ligue 1 roundup. We’re eight games into the 2014-15 Ligue 1 season and Olympic Marseille are still atop the French first division following a 2-1 victory over Saint Etienne. In comparison to the demolitions … Continue reading

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The Reeducation Of Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has had, by his standards, a lukewarm 2014. After a subpar season with Barcelona, which ended with no trophies and a lot of questions about whether or not he was the best player in the world anymore, Lio … Continue reading

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Talking The Talk

One of the things a football manager definitely needs in today’s game is an ability to know how to talk to the press. Many of the game’s top managers know how to do this with ease, none more so than … Continue reading

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Olympique Marseille: Ligue 1’s Hottest Commodity

Around a month ago, I wrote a piece on Marcelo Bielsa and his two year tenure as a domestic manager with Athletic Bilbao. Within that I touched upon the positives that occurred during his time with the Chilean National Team … Continue reading

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Bundesliga Roundup: Week 4

Four rounds down in the Bundesliga, and this week was not short of surprises. Let’s round it all up… – GUYS. YOU GUYS. PADERBORN ARE TOP. The new boys beat Hannover 2-0 on Saturday to ascend to the Bundesliga summit. Center-back … Continue reading

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PSG 1 Lyon 1: The 4-3-3 Conundrum

It’s been no secret that the two sides involve in this match have had disappointing starts to the French domestic season. PSG as it stands right now are sitting out of a European spot (I know, only six games in, … Continue reading

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