Tag: Lionel Messi

Barcelona Crisis? What Crisis? Let’s Talk Treble, Eh?

Barcelona Crisis? What Crisis? Let’s Talk Treble, Eh?

From trouble to treble, by Mudassir Mustafa. Cast one's mind back to the start of the season when Real Madrid trashed Barcelona 5-1 in the Supercop ...
Coutinho Arrives As Barca Build For The Future & Defeat Levante

Coutinho Arrives As Barca Build For The Future & Defeat Levante

The summer of 2017 turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Barcelona. If their fans knew that they would effectively be getting Philippe Coutinho, ...
Ranking The Nominees: 2016 Puskas Goal of the Year Award

Ranking The Nominees: 2016 Puskas Goal of the Year Award

It’s nearly the end of 2016, which means it’s time for the yearly slog of “awards”. Mixed amongst the clutter of player and manager of the year awa ...
When Will a Defender Win the Ballon d’Or Again?

When Will a Defender Win the Ballon d’Or Again?

The Ballon d’Or is a striker’s trophy, let’s face it. No individual award in world football evokes more prestige and controversy than the Golden Ba ...
South American Football: Beauty in the Roughness

South American Football: Beauty in the Roughness

In the United States, it’s rare that football makes its way into the national conversation. Rarer still is it when South American football is the subj ...
Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

It was supposed to be the biggest game in US soccer history, and maybe in some ways it will still be significant, but it might have been even more sig ...
A Tedious Tactical Review of 2012 (Part I) – Honing the Inside Forward

A Tedious Tactical Review of 2012 (Part I) – Honing the Inside Forward

Inside forward is often looked upon as an old fashioned and long defunct position in association football, and one which was only relevant in days gon ...
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