Belgium and the Waste of Wilmots

It has been observed on many occasions before, but a team of talented sportspeople should only become a ‘golden generation’ when they actually triumph in a significant way. Thus, England’s much-discussed lineage of supposedly golden talent (one that never made it past the last-eight of a major tournament) are undeserving of the title, while Germany […]

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Sergio Busquets: A Reassessment

It is an image that is forever burnt into my mind: Sergio Busquets peeking through this fingers to see if his theatrical response to Thiago Motta’s challenge had succeeded in getting his opponent sent off. In the maelstrom that was that 2010 Champion’s League semi-final between Inter and Barcelona, it was the defining image of […]

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