That picture is of no current relevance, but it had to be used – subtlety must be rewarded.
Team of the Day: Well, it’s a World Cup day…and Brazil played…and won…and therefore it’s Brazil.
One of the few football rules being followed this tournament. Although that they only had to contend with the stale Dutch win over the giants of Slovakia certainly helped. Player of the Day: Something is very wrong with this picture, but it’s nonetheless true: it’s Marten Stekelenburg. Why, oh why, should the Dutch keeper be the player of the day against Slovakia? No idea, but he… Continue reading
Flair midfielders are as varied as they are valued. You can discuss the merits of anyone from Hoddle to Rivaldo, as there is no fixed position for the role. Perhaps the only qualification is the ability to turn a match from deep with a piece of individual brilliance. Paul Gascoigne and Steven Gerrard are two driving forces who could influence a match in any number of ways and two of England’s most renowned flair midfielders in the last quarter century. Anyone over the age of 30 will remember Paul Gascoigne’s tears at Italia ‘90 – born of frustration… Continue reading