The Nicklas Bendtner Delusion

With little over 15 minutes left of the derby, Cesc Fàbregas stood beside the corner flag watching impatiently as a substitution was announced. Drawing 1-1 at home to their fiercest rivals Tottenham, Arsenal fans pleaded with their team to go for the jugular. The importance of bragging rights come Monday morning demanded it. A tactical change:…

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The Big Analysis: Juventus versus Fiorentina

Analyst Lee Scott (@FMAnalysis) joins These Football Times to break down the biggest tactical battles of the season from around Europe. Providing coverage of key games throughout 2016-17 campaign, join him this week as he looks at Juventus manager Max Allegri’s tactics in week two against Fiorentina. The Serie A season kicked-off over the weekend with…

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The Lob podcast talks to US legend Marcelo Balboa

In the history of the United States national team, only four men have made more appearances than Marcelo Balboa’s 127. We caught up with the former midfield star to talk about his three World Cup experiences, player development, the national team today, his roots in Argentina, and those incredible locks. • • • • • • • • Listen on: • • • •…

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A Tale of One City: Genoa

Close your eyes and imagine you’re in Genoa, the city in the north-west of Italy where Christopher Columbus was born. On one side of the street you’ll find the Lanterna, the famous lighthouse which has become the symbol of the city. On the other, you’ll see the harbour from which it all began. It’s a…

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