The Skills and the Smiles of Ronaldo and Messi -- Beyond Science
Posted by Paul Gardner on Feb. 28, 12:39 a.m.
There is, going the rounds on YouTube, a lengthy video that purports to unveil exactly what it is that makes Cristiano Ronaldo a great player. Or, as the video explains matters, "sports science experts are going to forensically analyze what makes him such an efficient machine."
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Harry Keough -- A soccer legend to be treasured
Posted by Paul Gardner on Feb. 13, 1:43 p.m.
This piece that I'm writing now ought to be one of sadness, but I think another quality is going to come through more strongly. I write of the death of Harry Keough. No, that's not it -- I write of Harry Keough. And the first thing to say, maybe the only thing that matters -- to me anyway -- is ...
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For referee training, MLS turns to -- of all people -- the Brits!
Posted by Paul Gardner on Feb. 10, 12:03 p.m.
A couple of quotes to start things off. Shakespeare, of course, comes first -- from "King Lear":
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FIFA proposes lighter punishment for foul play
Posted by Paul Gardner on Feb. 3, 1:16 a.m.
Coming up shortly, the next meeting of the International Football Association Board, IFAB, the curiously composed little group that dictates what soccer's rules should be.
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Transfer window closes. Will anyone notice?
Posted by Paul Gardner on Feb. 1, 12:17 a.m.
All the noise and the breathless hyped-up drama surrounding the closing of the transfer window seem to me to have raised an intriguing question: is the soccer world's superstar market drying up?
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