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My Writing to Date During the Euros and Copa America

First, you may have noticed that my writing has been rather light during one of the busiest soccer times of the year. You are right, but it is for a good reason. Recently we had a recent addition to the family that has taken my focus away from my writing (and sleep) and more towards family… Continue reading My Writing to Date During the Euros and Copa America

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World Soccer Talk

Antonio Conte is Key to Chelsea’s Resurgence – WST

This offseason was one of the most important Chelsea has faced in years. After the failure of the Jose Mourinho return, the fall from top four contention in the Premier League, and an exit from the Round 16 in the Champions League, the club was lacking a vision. With a mix of players whose age… Continue reading Antonio Conte is Key to Chelsea’s Resurgence – WST

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Why My Man-Crush Antonio Conte Will Thrive at Chelsea

Paolo Bandini at The Guardian has up the kind of piece I have always wanted to write, an excellent breakdown of the new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. I have long been a Conte fan for a number of reasons: he managed by beloved Bari to their most recent promotion, he's a smart tactical manager, and he's not… Continue reading Why My Man-Crush Antonio Conte Will Thrive at Chelsea

World Soccer Talk

World Soccer Talk – Euro 2016 article on Belgium and Wales

For two nations recently ascended to the upper echelons of the sport, this tournament is an opportunity to show that their recent success is not a fluke, but rather the beginning of placing their name near or alongside Spain, Germany, and Europe’s other continental powers. Read more at: https://tr.im/MibOV