1. The Hunter Will Become a Big Hit For Les Merengues

    As some of you may or may not have noticed; Real Madrid purchased Ajax forward, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar last week for around twenty million euros. I firmly believe Huntelaar or KJH as he is also called will be a great success at Real Madrid...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 216 reads 12 comments

  2. That Little Touch of Magic Should Never Be Frowned Upon

    In an age where football is becoming less about individual skill and finesse and more about team tactics and defensive responsibilities, some players and their style of play are like a breath of fresh air...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 172 reads 6 comments

  3. The Ultimate Football Quiz: Week 1

    Everyone loves a good quiz, so why not the good people of Bleacher Report? Here's my attempt at a semi-weekly quiz on World Football. First of all, the rules. These are bit weird compared to conventional quizzes, so they may take some explaining...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 443 reads 38 comments

  4. Crisis at Schalke: Results Must Follow, Or Else

    Schalke '04 is one of Germany's most popular clubs, even though successes have been rare the past few decades. This creates an immense, almost volcanic pressure of the manager and the team to achieve successes...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 193 reads 6 comments

  5. Cristiano Ronaldo Has Got Nothing On This Guy

    So we all like to moan at how Cristiano Ronaldo is such a fairy and how he dives more frequently than an Olympic diver during training, but I recently stumbled across a player diving with such grace and finesse that it puts Ronaldo to shame...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 934 reads 16 comments

  6. Adrián Jesús Bastía Receives Red Card for Tripping a Pitch Invader

    During Panathinaikos' 1-1 draw with Asteras Tripolis in the Greek Super League, referee Katsidonis gave a red card to Argentine midfielder Adrián Jesús Bastía for a rather strange offense...

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  7. Union Berlin: United We Stand But Divided We Fall

    In a time where fans are becoming more and more like customers, whose loyalty can be bought with fluffy seats and prawn sandwiches, it’s becoming quite a rare sight to see fans who actually care about their clubs history and traditions...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 590 reads 10 comments

  8. Marc Janko: Chasing after the Golden Boot and Hans Krankl

    People who are interested in the European Golden Boot will have noticed a few odd names in the top of the rankings this season. Let's have a look at the rankings, shall we? 1. Marc Janko (AUT) - Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) - 25 goals*1,5 - 37,5 points 2...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 775 reads 14 comments

  9. No Guts, No Glory: Dutch Sides Should Drop Possession Football

    An old adage says no guts, no glory. Unfortunately, this is not quite compatible with the way the top Dutch sides play these days. We can all blame Johan Cruijff for that (yes, it's Cruijff and not Cruyff...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 599 reads 28 comments

  10. Power to the People: A TOP Idea

    Football and politics generally don’t really mix, but there’s always the odd exception. Dutch minnows TOP Oss are following the Barcelona model with representation by the "socios" or fans...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 131 reads 12 comments

  11. Everton to Scout New Wayne Rooney through Computer Game

    The computer game series "Football Manager" is considered by many fans to be one of the most realistic football-management simulations ever. The in-game database includes the data of over 370,000 players scattered all over the world...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 1,650 reads 31 comments

  12. Faas Wilkes: Dutch Superstar and the Cristiano Ronaldo of His Time

    Holland is a nation that is internationally renowned for the many fine football players it has produced over the years...

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  13. Kaiserslautern '98: A Cinderella Story

    Newly promoted Hoffenheim are proudly sitting atop the German Bundesliga and pundits and fans worldwide are amazed. They feel it’s an almost unique event, a newly promoted club starting the new season so well...

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  14. A Real Football War: The Croatian Patriotic War

    Football is about passion, about emotions. Every single one of us has been part of that moment where an entire nation holds its breath, when social life stops for ninety minutes so everyone can be witness to that one thing we all understand...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 835 reads 28 comments

  15. The Nutella Curse; How a Chocolate Spread Can Ruin Your Career

    Trouble and turmoil for the German nation team. Captain Michael Ballack has fallen out with Joachim Löw. By the looks of things, Kevin Kuranyi is gone for good, and rumours of Torsten Frings packing his things are also growing...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 3,083 reads 17 comments

  16. Barbados vs. Grenada in '94: The Most Bizarre Match Ever

    You would think a basic winning tactic in football would be to kick the ball between the posts. Your opponent's posts, that is. The team that is best at this wins the match...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 9,549 reads 21 comments

  17. World Cup'74: W. Germany 0-1 E. Germany—Where Were You When Sparwasser Scored?

    In 1974, the most politically sensitive match in world football took place—even today it remains unmatched in terms of political and national tension...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 505 reads 3 comments

  18. The End Is Near: FC Limburg Cometh?

    Sounds a bit apocalyptic, doesn't it? It's true though, the end is near, for three or four of Holland's football clubs...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 6 years ago 486 reads 1 comments

  19. Svein Grøndalen: An Unknown Cult Hero From Norway

    Svein Grøndalen is a former footballer from Norway, like so many others before him. Born in Halden, Grøndalen had a fairly successful career...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 748 reads 6 comments

  20. Bert Van Marwijk: A Preliminary Report

    Being a national coach is tough. It’s not easy at all, with the media hounding you and criticizing your every decision. The pressure is immense and the entire nation is involved in everything you do...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 256 reads 5 comments

  21. Holland Vs Iceland and Norway; a Re-Cap and Analysis

    That’s six points from two games in this series of international games and grand total of nine points from three games in this World Cup Qualifying series, so far...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 312 reads 0 comments

  22. Gundi: Bulgaria's Very Own James Dean

    Georgi Asparoukhov, or “Gundi”, is considered by many to be the greatest Bulgarian football player of all time...

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  23. Mark Van Bommel's Dreams of a New Dawn Turn Into a Nightmare

    During Marco van Basten’s reign over the national team, the name of Mark van Bommel was a forbidden name. Van Bommel was deemed persona non grata in the national side, despite being one of Bayern Munich’s best players last season...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 585 reads 16 comments

  24. How a Disastrous Flood Changed Dutch Football Forever

    Ironically the start of a proper league in the Netherlands happened very much despite the Dutch federation, KNVB, who did everything in its power to delay the entrance of money into the game...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 574 reads 16 comments

  25. Lutz Pfannenstiel; The Ultimate Journeyman

    The word “journeyman” comes from the French word “journée”, meaning the period of one day; this refers to their right to charge a fee for each day's work...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 6,479 reads 11 comments