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The Guardiola Effect

Pep Guardiola’s signing for Bayern Munich is more than a matter of Teutonic pride. It is also cause for celebration for all football clubs in Deutschland. The champagne flutes can be clinked louder because the party is going to get bigger next year. What Guardiola will do when…

Italians Edge Closer To The Finish Line

I have probably asked myself why, but I think this is why I love football. It mirrors life. An Italian team, just before the start of the tournament was hit by another fixing scandal. There was talk of them pulling out even. Yet, come Sunday they will be…

Fairy Tale Run Of The Greeks Ends Here

This game was more than the Germans and Greeks taking to the field. Mainstream media has hyped it up as a diplomatic conflict of determinations. Some would see a Greek win as a matter of national egotism. Since the Eurozone crisis had started, the Greeks think that they…

Old Rivalries Renewed

Oh this is the kind of action we expect. The end-to-end stuff. Players in full throttle. The lesson I have learnt in football this year, is that you can have quick strikers, powerful strikers, slow strikers, technically adept strikers, but the one thing that makes a striker good…