Some of the best of the soccer web with an atrocious piece thrown in now and again.
Only a handful of hours into the New Year and there goes a resolution not to get upset about some of the ridiculous stuff that moves across the internet. The first day of 2012 and we are told that the LA Galaxy is readying a bid for Samuel Eto’o so he can replace David Beckham.
Then a day later this one matches it or perhaps even trumps it. Ronaldo linked with a move back to Old Trafford – how many brain cells do you to be missing to believe these two?
Now that the rubbish is out-of-the-way we can get down to some of the good stuff. An article in the Washington Post looks at the demand for sports writers in Argentina and how the demand is being satisfied.
Rowland Jack considers the pulling power of live sporting events in an increasingly fragmented TV universe.
Tom Goom takes an in-depth look at Arsenal’s Abou Diaby’s injury from 2006 against Sunderland and the residual impact on his appearances and fitness.
Joel Sked with a wonderful piece on Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli who took Universidad de Chile to a Copa Sudamericana win in 2011.
This AP story describes the impact on Lebanon of the country’s national team’s attempt to qualify for the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil. The final match of the present group stage is set for February 29.
Another in a brilliant series of articles on ESPN Soccernet on “The Mavericks.” This one is about Tommy McInally who played for Celtic in the 1920s.
Is fiscal reality about to hit the Premier League in this transfer window? Pretty much guaranteed.
The issue of female players being allowed to wear a hijab continues to cause problems for FIFA as James M. Dorsey explains.
Richard Khavkine writes in The Star-Ledger above the life of former Liberia international player George Sacko and how he died homeless and penniless on the streets of Newark.
Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated his 70th birthday on New Year’s Eve – until Blackburn spoiled the occasion that is. To mark his birthday Simon Kuper provides us with some insight into the Manchester United boss’s management techniques.
I have been subscribing to the Blizzard since it was first published a few months ago. Unfortunately it has taken me until now to sit down and spend some time reading the magazine. It was well worth the wait.
I subscribed to the digital edition and I think I get my money’s worth from only a couple of the articles let alone the well over 100 pages of content in each edition.
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