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Ligue 1 Data Dumping: Vol 1

11 weeks have past by in Ligue 1 (if you missed week 11, here’s our customary roundup: https://everydayiszlatanday.com/2014/10/28/ligue-1-roundup-week-11-2/) . Marseille are still atop the table, but for the first time their potential title quest is being questioned. Lyon have been … Continue reading

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The Edinson Cavani Dilemma

His transfer fee in the summer of 2013 cost €64 million, but you wouldn’t have guessed it if you watched Edinson Cavani’s performance last Sunday at the Parc de Princes. The man affectionately called “El Matador” has looked out of … 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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Marseille and the Bielsa Equation

It’s only been only three games into Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure with Olympique Marseille, so jumping to conclusions on many levels is ridiculous, even bordering on stupid. Bielsa had his issues in domestic league play over his two seasons with Athletic … Continue reading

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Liverpool F.C. 2013-14: The Season That Never Was

The start of the 2014-15 Premier League season is less than a month away, but the memories of the previous season are still very much embedded in the minds of football fans who follow the English Premier League consistently. A title … Continue reading

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Karim Benzema and Being “The Man”

This is familiar territory for Karim Benzema. Yet, at the same time, it isn’t. France have advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup for the first time since 2006, going through as Group E winners. Didier Deschamps’ … Continue reading

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USA 2 Portugal 2: The Miracle on Grass was Denied

The title itself is a bit of a misnomer but I just wanted to use it to give myself the excuse of playing this clip: I can just imagine Jurgen Klinsmann channelling the late Herb Brooks before kickoff against Ronaldo … Continue reading

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USA 2 Ghana 1: SUPERPOWER SUPERPOWER USA! SUPERPOWER SUPERPOWER USA!

On the balance of play the USA were not exemplary, with Ghana picking apart the USA through DeMarcus Beasley’s inadequacies at left back and the midfield being completely overwhelmed. The second half itself made the disparity between the two teams … Continue reading

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Argentina 2 Bosnia & Herzegovina 1: Lionel Messi and the mess that is legacies

  I know that as writers we have to be impartial (Ha!) and not have a rooting interest, but I must say that I’m so thankful to see Messi score a goal in this year’s world cup. Not that I … Continue reading

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Brazil 3 Croatia 1: Sometimes Life Really isn’t Fair

If you seen Niko Kovac’s comments postgame from the penalty decision that the Japanese referee gave to Fred’s “theatrics” in the box, you’ll obviously know his stance on the call, referencing how the sport might as well adopt NBA tactics … Continue reading

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