Robbie Blakeley
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Robbie Blakeley

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Having studied at the London School of Journalism Robbie moved to Rio de Janeiro in May 2010 where he began covering Brazilian football for The Rio Times, covering all major national and continental tournaments.

He has also written articles for When Saturday Comes, The Daisy Cutter and Chinese news agency Xinhua, as well as doing radio work for a range of English and Portuguese language broadcasts.

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  • A Football Romantic posted 21 days ago

    A Football Romantic

    You know i am thinking that before Brasil dropped off, they had the most skillful players and yet their players contained muscular figures.Whether that is Pele era to '82 to 2002.Nowadays they have the players that still produce the silky flair players but they all lack Physicality.I was 10 when i watched the 98 WC.I can certainly say that the physicality and flair made them 'Brazilian player', the most hottest prospect in those days.I believe physicality which was always remarkable from Brasil,lack of it is one of the reason for their downfall from International and Club level.What do you Think?
    Some might argue about their youth product.But they never failed to find a quality youth product since 2002,pretty much everyone had a certain downfall in the middle of their career.Kaka,Robinho,Pato etc and it goes on.What my thought is that their lack of physicality nowadays is the hindrance for them to be the 'distinctly better' than the others as they were in those days.
    Would you please take notice of this.
    Good day

  • Jack Gold posted 144 days ago

    Jack Gold

    Your article about Ronaldinho is so bad. Watch the soccer.

  • Mark-Arthur Phillips posted 177 days ago

    Mark-Arthur Phillips

    Clearly Fred and Jo and not the berst strikers in Brazil. Could you do an article on upcoming strikers from Brazil? thanks.

  • Rutger Rog posted 213 days ago

    Rutger Rog

    Past month I spent time in Brazil. As a Dutch filmmaker I interviewed people in the street to ask what they think of Brazil hosting the World Cup. Reading your article on protests in Brazil I thought you might be interested in watching my film. http://youtu.be/_Tn0yfxWk6o

    Kind regards,

    Rutger Rog
    @rutgerrog

  • Rutger Rog posted 213 days ago

    Rutger Rog

    Past month I spent time in Brazil. As a Dutch filmmaker I interviewed people in the street to ask what they think of Brazil hosting the World Cup. Reading your article on protests in Brazil I thought you might be interested in watching my film. http://youtu.be/_Tn0yfxWk6o

    Kind regards,

    Rutger Rog
    e: RutgerRog@gmail.com