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How China is sneaking its way into English football

CARLOS TEVEZ, CLAD IN A DEEP BLUE KIT, stepped out onto the pitch and soaked in the adulation of thousands of impassioned fans. It’s a scenario that the Argentine has encountered hundreds…

How England would benefit from exporting their best youngsters

It’s fair to say that Englishmen don’t have the best reputation away from home. Overbearing, lobster pink dads with melanoma-level sunburn berating hospitality workers in slow, loud English as they try to order…

The story of David Accam and the Nike Academy

THE PRINCIPLE OF OCCAM’S RAZOR states that “entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily” and is popularly interpreted as suggesting that among competing hypotheses the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.…

The renaissance of Luca Toni

As something of a vagabond journeyman, Luca Toni has carved out an unlikely career as one of the continent’s most effective goalscorers. We celebrate his rise from obscurity to dominance at the World Cup, goals at Bayern Munich and longevity at Verona.

Is Savio Nsereko the worst signing in Premier League history?

As featured on Guardian Sport Boško Balaban, Alfonso Alves, Fernando Torres; there have been some dreadful club record signings in Premier League history. The broadcast television deals of this era have granted…