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Jon Townsend

Kenny Dalglish: a king among men

Kenny Dalglish wasn't the most skilful player, nor was he blessed with blinding pace or immense strength, but scenes of a stealthy and intelligent Scot with str...

The River Plate Academy Way

This feature is part of The Academy Way On the northern edge of Buenos Aires, on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, resides a giant of Argentine club football: ...

The cost of $100 million

I remember sitting in my British literature class at the clueless age of 16 and reading George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984. Admit...

The Bayern Munich Academy Way

This feature is part of The Academy Way ASCENDENCY COMES IN MANY FORMS. For one club, ascendency includes 27 domestic league titles, 18 DFB-Pokal titles and si...

The FC Dallas Academy Way

This feature is part of The Academy Way PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IS AN INEXACT SCIENCE AND TEAMS in the United States must task themselves with finding the best tale...

The Icelandic football model

IN GLOBAL FOOTBALL, THE NARRATIVE NEVER STAYS THE SAME. Success on the pitch is not defined by population density and landmass. Footballing excellence does not ...
Jon Townsend

Jon Townsend

Senior Writer