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Author Archives: Roy Messineo

Belgium vs South Korea Preview

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The pre-tournament excitement about this very talented Belgium squad has sobered after two narrow and uninspiring wins in Brazil. This has put them top of Group G and through to the Round of 16, yet it’s hardly been satisfying or … Continue reading

England vs Uruguay Preview: Three Lions Look to Regain Control of World Cup Future

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England’s disappointing 1-2 loss to Italy in Manaus should be tempered by the excitement generated by a genuinely fine performance, despite the defeat. Although nothing was gained against Italy, England should be heartened by the fact that nothing was definitively … Continue reading

Chelsea In Transition: Villas-Boas Struggling With Underperforming, Egotistical, Infighting, Aging Footballers

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  At what point during Chelsea’s season did the difference between symptoms of discomfort and symptoms of illness become clear? For some time, they looked and felt the same. It was a bit like trying to figure out if you’re … Continue reading

Robin van Persie Proving He Can Lead in One of Football’s Tougher Jobs

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“It’s just a shame that Van Persie, a world-class player, came up with a piece of magic at the end. He is worth the entrance fee alone.” – Steve Bruce What constitutes leadership seems fairly obvious: there’s experience, charisma, success, … Continue reading

Recent Developments of Andre Villas-Boas’s “Group Dynamic” in Media and England Team

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Andre Villas-Boas’s arrival at Chelsea over the summer was a sensation. Young, confident, and possessing a pedigree of mentorship, transformation at Chelsea was expected. But instilling new and unfamiliar ways would be palliative before firmly rooted—this was Chelsea after all, … Continue reading