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Palermo and the decade of uncertainty

Illustration by Soccer Patterns. View more here Just seven short seasons ago, Palermo were the rising stars of calcio. The Sicilian outfit were enriched with young talents such as Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore,…

Garrincha: the joy of the people

The famous author and journalist Eduardo Galeano once said of Garrincha: “In the entire history of football, no one made more people happy.” That summed up the man who many Brazilians consider as good as Pelé.

Remembering Wimbledon’s Crazy Gang

AS BRUISING MIDFIELD LAWRIE SANCHEZ cemented himself into English football folklore by heading in the winning goal against Liverpool in the FA Cup final in 1988 – a connection from a set-piece,…

The importance of sport psychology

WHEN THE LAYERS OF COMPLEXITY ARE REMOVED, football is, primarily, a science of preparation and execution. Players train on a daily basis for the challenges that await on the pitch so that when…