Tales from the Top Flight

How PSG Overran Barcelona – Latest From the Touchline Column on @ByFarBlog

Emery’s line-up was a bit of a gamble in a few senses. Marco Verratti was just coming back from a calf injury, but he held up long enough to be a vital distributor for the goal scorers. His tandem partner Adrien Rabiot was the man-of-the-match, playing a stifling defense to protect a good but shuffled… Continue reading How PSG Overran Barcelona – Latest From the Touchline Column on @ByFarBlog

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Book review, World Soccer Talk

Review of Messi: Superstar! Kids Book for WST

Here is where the book’s greatest failing is. In trying to tell the story of Lionel Messi and why he is great, the authors hammer home using statistics and graphics data points about his career. None of that matters to kids; kids find their heroes through watching them and then comparing with their friends. As… Continue reading Review of Messi: Superstar! Kids Book for WST