Browsing Archives of Author »Stefan Bienkowski«

Nike CTR360 Maestri II Review

July 10, 2012


As Spain overcame the rest of Europe to lay claim to the European Championship this summer, one characteristic stuck out among the elite Spanish playmakers. Among the royal dark blue shorts and traditional red top and socks, Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas donned light blue and white football boots to little cohesion or matching style. […]

In Defence of Carlos Tevez

March 1, 2012


Football isn’t a sport, it’s an entertainment business. Sport is nothing more than diversion; recreation; a pleasant pastime. It’s what we, as a species, perform in exchange for the extinction of physically fighting for our survival. We still need a physical nature to our lives. We call it sport because it isn’t severe. Professional football […]

Teranga Lions: Tamed Lions in Search of Pride

February 20, 2012


  Arrived in Bata. The Senegal team was unrecognizable from the one we had seen during the qualification campaign. Indeed the Teranga Lions had qualified top of their group whilst scoring the most goals and having conceded the least. As such they stood irresistible in attack and impregnable in defense, which would then lead to […]

Teranga Lions: Traoré on a Hiding to Nothing

February 10, 2012


  Senegal were one of the favorites of this year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Indeed with a very generous group [on paper] consisting of the likes Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, and Libya, no one would have anticipated their shock elimination. Furthermore Senegal left Bata without a single point to their name, having lost all three […]

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Patterns hint at who’ll come out on top

February 9, 2012


The Scotch Corner Podcast: Episode 5

January 26, 2012


All the usual stuff from the corner! A look at the SPL, the Premiership, El Classico, quizzes, banter and our latest inductee into the José Quitongo hall of fame. Enjoy! There’s A Moose, Loose, Aboot This Hoose

FC Barcelona: The Abyss We Dare Not Stare In To

December 20, 2011


The manner in which the Galacticos strolled to their 6-2 victory over Sevilla this weekend was reminiscent of a semi-dismal pre-season friendly that saw one side overcome the other through a lattice of showboating and extravagant forward play. Such daring and audacious football is something that’s usually kept exclusively for pre-season summer festivities in an […]

Liverpool: Unlikely Adam Continues Dalglish’s Red Revolution

November 30, 2011


Each season the English Premier League throws new surprises at our bleeding Sky Sports engraved eyes, but no more so unexpected, and unpolished, as that of Liverpool’s Charlie Adam. From the dreary days of Rangers’ reserve matches, the enthralling rollercoaster ride at Blackpool, to the right here and now of the hottest playmaker this side […]

Capello is making England walk before they can run

November 14, 2011


  To most, England’s 1-0 victory over Spain proved nothing more than a freak result. Spain dominated possession, hit the post, came close on a number of occasions (from afar), and then conceded a silly goal to which they couldn’t respond with one or two of their own. A one off, a bad day at […]

Paul Lambert – A footballer’s Manager

October 24, 2011


Scruffy tracksuit attire, an accompanying hollow expression and a disliking for personal acceptance of one’s success; Paul Lambert represents much of the charm that English football has grown to forget in recent times. With back to back promotions, the Glaswegian-turned-Canary has made himself at home in the English top division with as little trouble and […]


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