Football in the GULag

We Never Make Mistakes

A. Wenger’s Protectionist Blunderbuss

I did not see the incident

Blast this infernal winter weather!

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Football’s Man of Tomorrow

Backed by a critically acclaimed (and popularly adored) film franchise, Batman is currently DC Comics’s most beloved superhero. Spare a thought, then, for his equally famous, albeit less in vogue, peer. For in truth, it is hard to write a good Superman story.

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Velcro Swans

At the dawn of the 2012-13 Premier League season, one of the most interesting narratives revolves around the fate of Liverpool FC. Historically one of the biggest names in football, Liverpool are in a sorry state now – venerable patriarch King ‘Kenny’ Dalglish not only failed to stop the rot, he may have accelerated it.

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“It’s all subtle and submarine”: Miccoli’s Sea-Song

Walking through the endlessly convoluted streets of Palermo last week, I began to notice a particular pitch of silence over the car horns and swallowed Sicilian vowels. Football was not making its voice heard. Read the rest of this entry »

Wag the Dog

Why does the dog wag its tail?
Because the dog is smarter than the tail.
If the tail were smarter, it would wag the dog.

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