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Paul Grech Sunday, July 31, 2016 , , ,


The one for those nursing a football hangover

Paul Grech Thursday, July 14, 2016 , , , , , , ,
One of my favourite childhood memories is the Saturday morning walk to the stationery. I’d then hand all my pocket money in exchange for football magazines. No sweets for me, the coins in my piggy all went towards Match magazine and Guerin Sportivo (the latter with the excuse that it helped my Italian).

Once a month there was the added bonus of World Soccer magazine which, in those pre-internet days, taught me all I needed to know about football in Brazil, Australia and everywhere else in the world. Remember there was no back then: to get a book you often had to buy it off a catalogue and postage rates were obscene.

The full article can be found on the Merlin Publishers' Blog.

[Football] Five Questions For Cultured Football: James Masters, Sports Writer

James Masters is a writer whose articles often go beyond the simple reporting, opting instead to look at the social, historical and political connections that add colour to the stories. He has written for every national newspaper in England and currently is a sports writer for CNN as well as a football contributor to The Times of London.

For his sins, he is also a life-long Leyton Orient supporter.

The full interview can be found on Cultured Football.

[Football] Breaking Down Bielsa's Philosophy of Football

Paul Grech Monday, July 4, 2016 , , , ,
Jed Davies is one of those special coaches who never stays still.  His curiosity fuels a desire to look closely to why certain ideas and coaches work better than others.  His first book on Tiki-Taka delved deeper into the system than anything else that was written on it, dealing not only on the coaching of the system but also its evolution and the philosophy behind it.

Now he has turned his attention to Marcelo Bielsa.  One of the most influential coaches of the modern game, Bielsa is widely respected as a visionary and a coach whose ideas have a wide reaching impact.  Davies will analyse these ideas in an upcoming book (The Philosophy of Football: In The Shadow of Marcelo Bielsa) and spoke to Blueprint for Football over why he felt that the Argentine manager deserved so much attention.

Full article and interview can be found on Blueprint for Football.
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