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The Eredivisie as an exporter
Bundesliga / Eredevisie / Football / Opinion

The Eredivisie as an exporter

This post was published on Soccer Souls: This year has seen the Eredivisie attract even more attention from abroad in relation to potential signings. Wilfried Bony, Dries Mertens, Christian Eriksen and Kevin Strootman are all likely to fly the nest to join bigger clubs, a trend becoming increasingly prevalent in the Netherlands. Given the fact … Continue reading

Football as a weapon – the Dynamo story
Football / History

Football as a weapon – the Dynamo story

This post was published on SoccerSouls: Football. It was against everything for which the newly established government stood, a means of reinforcing the already prevalent class divide which they so detested. How, then, did football stay in Russia?  Lenin and his cabinet had shown their ruthlessness in ruling often, and so could easily have demolished this, … Continue reading

Football / Opinion / Premier League

The apparent meteoric rise of Brendan Rodgers

This post was published on Back Page Football: In arguably the most interesting week for a football fan in quite some time, one particular development stood out among the plethora of title-clinching, Barca-bashing stories – the apparent interest of Manchester City in replacing Roberto Mancini with current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. The Sunday People broke … Continue reading

Bundesliga / Football / La Liga

Is the Bundesliga joining England and Spain in having a two-horse race?

This post was published on Soccer Souls: One of the largest gripes from critics of the modern game, particularly in Spain and Britain, is that the leagues are contested between the same teams annually, with United or City, Barcelona or Madrid, and previously Celtic and Rangers being the forerunners in the quest for the title. … Continue reading

Player Profile: Hidetoshi Nakata.
Football / Opinion / Player Profile / Premier League / Serie A

Player Profile: Hidetoshi Nakata.

This week’s Player Profile is focused on quite possibly the most famous Japanese, if not Asian footballer to ply his trade in Europe, Hidetoshi Nakata.  My knowledge of Nakata stems from the early days of Pro Evolution Soccer, in which he was a cult phenomenon Now seen more while modelling than playing, Nakata was the poster … Continue reading