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PHOTO: IN THE NORTH, AN EYE THAT SEES ALL.
The way the rest of the Premier League must be feeling, you might as well put this eye on a stick and surround it with fire. One trophy to rule them all or whatever. (REUTERS)
THE TRAGEDY OF A JOB, UNFINISHED.
André Villas-Boas’s sacking brings existential questions to a writer who mourns not for the man, but for the death of his ideas. The manager as a tortured artist, sacrificed on the alter of expectation. // The Footy Blog
THERE ONCE WAS A MAN FROM NEW YORK…
…who thought he would could make football work. But Indonesia was slow and the game didn’t grow, and he’s tired of feeling like a jerk. // Jakarta Globe
DAVID VILLA MAY OR MAY NOT BE TRYING TOO HARD.
We get it, David. You’re a bad ass with a soul patch and really spiky hair. Good for you. // Kickette
STEVIE G’S LAST HURRAH?
Considering the possibility that the Euros might be Steven Gerrard’s last go ’round as an England player. // The Stiles Council
FEEL GOOD, FEEL BAD.
The worst part about the sketchy things done by Blackpool’s owners-who took £11m out of the club for unknown reasons-is that they aren’t surprising in the slightest. // twohundredpercent
There’s only one Gary Speed. Video from the Gary Speed Memorial Match in Cardiff. // A Football Report
ON A SCALE FROM ONE TO GIANT F&*%UP, THIS ONE BLEW UP THE SCALE.
First, ask yourself if anyone could ever mistake Roberto Mancini for Mario Balotelli. Then, watch as someone does. Those Italian names are just so alike.; how’s a bloke to keep them straight? // Off the Post
CHANGE TAKES FULL COMMITMENT. KINDA LIKE CLIFF DIVING.
The end of the AVB experiment and a review of how the young Portuguese manager failed in implementing change. // Bleacher Report
I’D QUOTE SOME LOTR, BUT IT’S KINDA OUTSIDE OF MY WHEELHOUSE. I’M STILL NOT EXACTLY CLEAR ON WHAT AN ORC IS. CARLOS TEVEZ?
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