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Rebound in Liga MX: Enner Valencia

The Ecuadorian forward, Enner Valencia, has returned to Liga MX with Tigres UANL after a turbulent time in the Premier League. He scored a hat-trick in his first game back in Mexico, but why didn’t it work for him in England and why does he play so well in the home of El Tricolor? Read More »

Nations League Bad Idea For CONCACAF

CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani is a proponent of suspension of belief as he tries to sell his constituencly on its own Nations League.

Suspension of disbelief is a powerful psychological concept usually applied to fiction. To be entertained, people are willing to believe there can be superheroes with incredible strength, ability to fly, control magic, or take on arachnoid characteristics after being bitten by a radioactive spider. They’ll also accept predators and prey can live together in a Zootopia without wondering what the lions ... Read More »

J.League Week 6 – Sanfrecce overcome their winless run

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This weekend in the Japanese top tier is certainly one to remember. Urawa Red Diamonds with their empathic win, Yamamura coming back to haunt Kashima Antlers and of course Sanfrecce overcoming their winless run against their bitter foes and the other two relegation-threatened teams continuing to struggle. Read More »

Carlos Queiroz Finds Enemies On All Sides With Iran

As a rule, all successful football managers do one thing. They follow the money. The Premier and Chinese Super Leagues prove that. Of course, there is an exception to every rule. In this case, it’s Carlos Queiroz. The Portuguese, actually born in Mozambique, has managed on four continents, from Real Madrid to NY/NJ Metro Stars, from Portugal to Bafana Bafana, ... Read More »

J.League – Week Three Review

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The football is coming thick and fast in Japan’s top league. This week saw the league’s first Friday night kick-offs of the campaign. Could all the unusual suspects keep their momentum up as the J.League table begins to take shape? Read More »

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