Peripheral Vision

On running, pointing, shouting and the other subtleties of football

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Fine stuff from Jamie Davies World Cup Preview Brazil 2014 by letstalksport

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What would make you hate football?

Fair play, this Samsung advert has made me consider football afresh. For the first time I’m wishing it had never been invented: if that would save us from nonsense like … Continue reading

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Rafa Márquez: Mexico’s Leader and Burden

Why should Mexico be worried? Because there’s a complex balancing act to be struck between the established international stars who stuttered through qualifying and the home-based squad which have done … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The History of Football in Three Minutes

As tweeted by Danny Baker!

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Final Week of San Mames

There might be one more, meaningless game to come, but last weekend saw the final game at San Mames, the first football ground built in Spain. It looks its age, … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Next Cabaye: Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo)

Scouting isn’t rocket science! Every time a Premier League side signs a good foreign player the nation goes crazy. Who is this mystery guy? Where did he come from? Anyone … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

La Liga: The spectre of match fixing looms

Here’s something I wrote for Soccerlens A week after the vice–president of the LFP, the governing body which runs Spanish football’s top two divisions, claimed there is match fixing in … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Last Chance To See: Juan Carlos Valerón (Deportivo La Coruña & Spain)

Here’s something I wrote for Soccerlens Their remaining time on the pitch is running out: some bewitched us and are embarking on a final lap of honour; others won’t be … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Next Cabaye: Jano Ananidze (Spartak Moscow & Georgia)

Scouting isn’t rocket science! Every time a Premier League side signs a good foreign player the nation goes crazy. Who is this mystery guy? Where did he come from? Anyone … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can Only Klopp Unlock The Sahin Enigma?

Here’s something I wrote for Soccerlens The Bundesliga returned last weekend, and in the process welcomed back its player of the year from two seasons ago. Nuri Sahin’s failure to … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ferguson Treads the Fine Line Between Football and the Real World

The extent to which figures in football seem to think they operate beyond the law fascinates me. I’m not talking about the antics of the players which fill the tabloids. … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Napoli’s arbitrary punishment only encourages the conspiracy theorists

Here’s something I wrote for Soccerlens Cannavaro and Grava try to keep positive As the dust settles on Napoli’s punishment over an aborted match fix three seasons ago, the simmering … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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