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Mikhail is a former Bleacher Report Featured Columnist. He still writes here from time to time but you can follow most of his work at his blog http://alwaysthinkingfootball.wordpress.com/ and BallsyBanter.com. Twitter is @MikhailTurner.

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  • Abz posted 504 days ago

    Abz

    NANI!

  • Chris Forero posted 765 days ago

    Chris Forero

    hey good stuff on the Brazil vs Colombia articles. i recently started writing again for BR, so check out my stuff on Colombia and Brazil

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1406889-colombias-national-team-looking-to-make-waves-at-the-international-level

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1407008-brazil-national-team-to-face-colombia-at-metlife-stadium

  • Vince Siu posted 773 days ago

    Vince Siu

    Hey Mikhail, enjoyed your piece on Arsenal's current formation options. I actually did a similar piece for Liverpool back in September, so I thought I'd shoot it your way in case you'd be interested: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1321862-liverpool-5-tactical-options-for-reds-to-solve-goal-scoring-crisis

  • Glen Danquah posted 822 days ago

    Glen Danquah

    No problem Mikhail, all done.

  • E_Con 211 posted 843 days ago

    E_Con 211

    God you write bad articles

  • Dan Talintyre posted 888 days ago

    Dan Talintyre

    Thanks for the props in your latest transfer article. Appreciate it.

  • michael mitelman posted 891 days ago

    michael mitelman

    In most cases we probably have a very similar taste. Since I most likely am much older, I had the privilege of seeing Pele, Maradona, Beckenbauer playing live and also many others. I have thought Pele to be an absolute genius but after he became so jealous of Messi, I have lost some of my admiration. And I do admire Pete Sampras but I absolutely "adore"Federer! As far as the game called "soccer" in the US, I am absolutely certain that the best today is Barcelona. It happens not too often that the players with such an amazing chemistry and their coach get together (timing!). A few years back one day I was watching Real Madrid with Zidane, Figo and others, and I thought of them as a beautiful symphony orchestra.... Now I am watching Barcelona (when, say, they have played the game against Real Madrid in November 2010!) and I have even warmer feeling... This is the way the game must be played! I have played myself on a very decent level, I coached, I officiated, I went to 4 World Cups since 1986... And I have never seen any team giving me such a joy watching my favorite game as Barcelona at its best did. Therefore, all that demagoguery (very common for the fans of other teams!!), comments about other teams given negative referee treatment while playing against Barcelona, diving, are an absolute nonsense.How the hell all those little guys would physically abuse Pepe or Sergio Ramos, escapes me... Let them all play their best and for us to enjoy watching it for a few more years at least! Regards, Michael M

  • nik parfrey posted 898 days ago

    nik parfrey

    you know jack about west brom , clearly by your article , lets see what your writing at xmas !!!

  • Adam Hart posted 919 days ago

    Adam Hart

    When your doing live commentary, how do you make it so that the times are shown and everything is automatically refreshed? Please respond soon. Doing Live Ukraine-France tomorrow and would be much easier the way you do it.

  • Michael Cerna posted 922 days ago

    Michael Cerna

    Thanks so much for the fan add, Mikhail! I really appreciate it.

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