Monthly Archives: June 2010

Down and Out in Bloemfontein: The England Analysis

England were taught a footballing lesson by perennial rivals Germany this afternoon as Fabio Capello’s men were sent packing from the World Cup in South Africa. Kevyn Doran sifts through the rubble of the Italian’s fallen empire to find the … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Chile 1-0 Switzerland

Chile chipped away at a dogged Swiss defense until Mark Gonzalez found the break through with the only goal of the game. An enthralling match with chances and cards aplenty, there was no shortage of Talking Points as Kevyn Doran … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Honduras 0-1 Chile

1. That’s More Like It A tremendous display of relentless attacking football from Chile was just the breath of fresh air this tournament has needed. We’ve raved about Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics on BackPageFootball, which he slightly altered today. Instead of … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

1. Too much, Too soon Kudos to North Korea, they have won themselves millions of fans the world over with their performance against Brazil tonight. They defended with the steely discipline you expect from the Germans and Italians, against one … Continue reading

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Brilliance Or Bust For Bielsa’s Chile

The internet is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Okay, so that’s not the best way to open an article about a perennial World Cup underdog, but bear with me here. As you’re reading this article online, I’m going to assume … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Italy 1-1 Paraguay

1. Wish you were here… How bad do Italy miss Francesco Totti? Not just Totti, but how bad do they miss Alessandro Del Piero and Robert Baggio? The age of the trequartista seems to be over in Italy with the … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Holland 2-0 Denmark

1. Time for Plan….A? I wasn’t overly impressed with Holland today. Granted, they were missing their star man in Arjen Robben, but their lack of a contingency plan in his absence puzzled me more than anything. Rafael Van Der Vaart … Continue reading

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