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Bayern’s philosophy echoes that of Barcelona – just without the debt, Football

Bayern’s philosophy echoes that of Barcelona – just without the debt

The capture of the former Barcelona manager is some sort of revenge for Bayern Munich over Chelsea.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 1:27 pm

Roy Hodgson and humble pie, Football

Roy Hodgson and humble pie

I think that Roy Hodgson’s appointment infuriates so many of us because it shows us what we really are: we are outsiders, peering up at football’s elite.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 30 April 2012 at 10:45 am

Guardiola at Barcelona: A true artist’s legacy, Sport

Guardiola at Barcelona: A true artist’s legacy

For the next few hundred words I am going to gush, and I make absolutely no apologies for that. If you remotely dislike FC Barcelona, or what Pep Guardiola did for them while he was there, please flee now, or kindly register your disgust at the foot of this page.

By | Sport | Saturday, 28 April 2012 at 10:00 am

Guardiola returns to his roots to show off a new wave of brilliant Barça talent, Sport

Guardiola returns to his roots to show off a new wave of brilliant Barça talent

200 games and 12 titles in, Guardiola is readying a new wave of talent.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 at 3:00 pm

Barcelona, Madrid, and Radiohead’s final sigh, Sport

Barcelona, Madrid, and Radiohead’s final sigh

So: Barcelona 1, Real Madrid 1. In the immortal words of the C&C Music Factory, this match was one of the things that make you go “Hmmmm”. I can’t help that think that, when football’s historians return to ponder this fixture, their verdict will be a slight frown and a brief stroke of the chin.
It [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 1:56 pm

Mourinho’s not the ‘Special One’, while Mesut knows best, Sport

Mourinho’s not the ‘Special One’, while Mesut knows best

Ouch.
Let’s hope that most of the world’s leading football managers don’t have egos soft as Turkish Delights; since, if they do, they’ll be smarting at the recent words of Mesut Özil.  The brilliant young playmaker, who was at the heart of all of Germany’s best World Cup efforts, explained that he wished to join Real [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 24 August 2010 at 12:33 pm

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