Articles by: Ben O' Brien

New Managers, New League Look

August 7, 2013 1:37 pm0 comments
New Managers, New League Look

You have to be excited about the forthcoming season – in which order are the the same top four clubs going to finish in the top four? Some big managerial changes have shaken it all up, on a scale never before seen. Every season this league, the Rupert Murdoch and […]

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Enjoy Football, Don’t Protest It

June 26, 2013 2:25 pm0 comments
Enjoy Football, Don’t Protest It

In Sao Paulo, origin of the ongoing riots, a poster reads ‘don’t come to Brazil please in 2014’ – an odd site in a country with five World Cup victories, where the love for football is so deeply imbedded in the culture that workers are given time off to watch […]

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Mourinho’s Loss is Moyes’s Gain

May 16, 2013 3:20 pm0 comments
Mourinho’s Loss is Moyes’s Gain

Whichever way you look at it, Manchester United have gone for sensible instead of brilliant. Slow and steady instead of guaranteed trophies. But, exactly, why wouldn’t any club snap up an available Jose Mourinho? The self-styled ‘Special One’ has never made his admiration for United’s outgoing manager, or the club, […]

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Don’t Write-off Barca Yet

May 7, 2013 2:16 pm0 comments
Don’t Write-off Barca Yet

‘Underestimate a champion, and he will knock you out.’ There are many reasons why talk of new eras and great German teams is wildly premature. Barcelona have tasted the canvas a few times throughout the Champions League semi finals, but they, along with Real Madrid and Spanish football in general, should not […]

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