Kaspar Schmeichel: Leicester’s unsung hero

April 1, 2016

during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Stoke City at The King Power Stadium on January 23, 2016 in Leicester, England.
“While much has been made of Leicester City’s remarkable attacking unit this season, less has been said about a defence that boasts the fourth best record in the division. The likes of Wes Morgan and Robert Huth have proved many people wrong over the course of an incredible campaign, but behind that defensive duo has been a goalkeeper finally beginning to step out of the shadows of his famous father. Kasper Schmeichel has been both blessed and cursed with his surname during his career.” Football Pink

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Arsenal caught out at the near post by oligarchs and TV billions

April 1, 2016

“London was bright and sunny on the final day of the season 12 years ago. Arsenal’s players performed a cancan on the pitch at Highbury as fans chanted: ‘We are unbeatable.’ After an iffy first half, they had won 2-1 to complete a full season without defeat in the league. In the aftermath of that glorious achievement there was giddy talk of an assault on Europe as the final frontier. Alan Hansen described them as ‘the most fluid, devastating team that the British Isles has seen’.” Guardian – Jonathan Wilson


Analysing Liga MX’s most talented players: Avilés Hurtado

April 1, 2016

“Who is Aviles Hurtado? 28-year-old Avilés Hurtado is a versatile attacking player, currently playing for Chiapas in Liga MX. Somewhat of a late developer, Hurtado only made his debut in the Colombian league seven years ago, for América de Cali. After a couple of years in Cali, Hurtado moved to Medellín in 2011 to join another Colombian giant, Atlético Nacional. Hurtado’s arrival in Mexico came before the 2013 Clausura (second-half of the season) as he moved to Pachuca.” Outside of the Boot


Uruguay legend Alvaro ‘El Chino ‘ Recoba bids farewell to football

April 1, 2016

“‘One last magic act.’ That’s how El Pais, Uruguay’s biggest newspaper, chose to headline their preview of Alvaro Recoba’s farewell match, which took place on Thursday night in the Gran Parque Central, a stadium he knew so well and lit up so frequently during his playing days with Nacional. Recoba debuted for Danubio back in 1994, but enjoyed his first successes — and his most recent ones too — with Nacional, where he became a club idol.” ESPN


The Bundesliga gets back to work – previews and predictions for Matchday 28

April 1, 2016

“After what seemed like an eternity of an international break, where we learned that Germany can look average defensively versus a speedy counterattacking England team and can dominate Italy’s C squad, the Bundesliga is thankfully returning. Let’s give a shout out to Leverkusen twitter before getting to our 10 predictions for Matchday 28!” Bundesliga Fanatic


Analysis: Chelsea’s press under Guus Hiddink

April 1, 2016

“Chelsea’s season is over. They went out of the League Cup in October, the Premier League title was gone months ago and the top four is pretty much out of reach now as well, and then, in the span of a week, the Blues went out of both the FA Cup and Champions League. Although Chelsea has not lost in the league since Guus Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho, Chelsea have been lackluster. The form has improved only slightly; the offense still struggles for great portions of games, and the defense is porous.” Outside of the Boot