Some of the best of the soccer web with an atrocious piece thrown in now and again.
Jonathan Wilson on the tactical trends of the year that is about to conclude.
WSC ask’s should clubs have their own football creditors’ rule that allows them to prioritize paying other clubs over the taxman?
Given that Neil Warnock has had trouble dealing with Adel Taarabt it is interesting that The Independent included the QPR manager on a panel and asked each how difficult it had become handling elite players.
Iain McMullen writing for “ElCentroCampista.com” on the life and death of a Barcelona President.
“The Real Madrid Football Blog” considers the team’s youth system.
An interesting piece on the SFL website on the “Alter G” machine and how it improves players’ recovery from injury.
“5 Added Minutes” looks at how predictable is the Premier League.
Jon Carter takes us back over five decades when a Bill Shankly managed side lost a five goal lead and eventually lost.
Brian Reade’s view of how Liverpool have approached the Luis Suarez situation.
“The Economist” tells us why China fails at football.
The votes are in and Les Rosbifs Coach of the Year 2011 is world traveler Stephen Constantine. Those who have followed Constantine’s career over the years know that he embodies the closed shop attitude in UK towards coaches who “never played.”
Some light New Year reading – FIFA Rankings Explained – Robbie Butler
Philip Cornwall this times questions the Tribalism that has made intelligent debate of the Suarez and Terry accusations close to impossible.
Tim Vickery looks at the possible ramifications for Brazilian football of Santos’ heavy defeat in the FIFA Club World Cup Final to Barcelona.
If anyone gets anything insightful from this article then you have done better than me.
A Christmas stats comparison of Van Persie, Ba, Rooney and Aguero.
Football insolvency expert Brendan Guilfoyle takes us through an executive summary version of Plymouth Argyle’s money troubles and lessons learned.
Russell Berrisford found this guide to British and Eire (Republic of Ireland) teams that was given away as part of Soccer Monthly. I can’t find a date on it but I am estimating circa 1978.
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