May 17, 2014

Man on a mission

Connor Wickam scored twice in the 4-0 demolition of 10-man Cardiff which lifted Sunderland out of the English Premier League relegation zone.

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Man on a mission

Connor Wickam scored twice in the 4-0 demolition of 10-man Cardiff which lifted Sunderland out of the English Premier League relegation zone.

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An athletic way of spotting the real Madrid

El Derbi Madrileno, an epic battle of intricate tactical designs, will set two teams and two philosophies in a grand war of attrition. Neither ...

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A victor in many respects

David Lee profiles the first Kenyan to take part in the EPL. At just 22 years of age, Southampton’s Victor Wanyama has already achieved ...

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No place for sympathy

At Everton, David Moyes beyond doubt made a splendid job of survival in the Premiership, showing shrewdness in the transfer market, which alas ...

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No place for sympathy

At Everton, David Moyes beyond doubt made a splendid job of survival in the Premiership, showing shrewdness in the transfer market, which alas ...

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After years of disappointment...

To the former Spanish coach, the late Luis Aragones, goes the credit for channelling a technically gifted midfield’s craving for the ball into ...

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Pioneers of Total Football

‘The artistry of Total Football’ was born in the late 1960s at Ajax Amsterdam, although the word ‘totaalvoetbal’ didn’t enter the Dutch ...

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Infamously famous

From Leonel Sanchez to ‘The Battle of Santiago’ to Marcelo Salas’ wonder goal at Wembley, the nation has contributed its fair share to ...

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Baby steps forward

Australia’s return to the competition in 2006 was a memorable one. It started off its campaign with a rousing 3-1 win over Japan, but lost its ...

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Winning gold at diamond’s expense

“This gold is a good indication that my technique is fine, for I have been experimenting a lot over the years. Without trying, I could not have ...

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Steyn takes a hiding

De Villiers (in pic) once again proved to be Dale Steyn’s bugbear. Just as he had walloped the fast bowler in a match in IPL-5, the Royal ...

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Braving it barefoot

Certainly, having nurtured their talent without footwear, Indian footballers took a liking for playing barefooted. Even though India lost in ...