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The Shot Not Heard Round the World
I was a schoolboy in the summer of 1998, and I knew nothing of Paraguay. Who did? As would have been the case for many children, that summer's World Cup served as my introduction to this exotic new location. It was a...
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The Little Club That Dreamed Big
Pistoia, a medium-sized town in the heart of Tuscany. It is the summer of 1980 and after 50 years the local football team (Unione Sportiva Pistoiese) has just been promoted again to the top league, Serie A. For a 10-year...
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Nudge Racism Out of the Game
Nudge behaviour is a concept of changing our actions through positive reinforcement or indirect suggestions. When Antonio Rudiger claimed he’d been abused by fans at Tottenham on 22 December 2019, the investigation brought no concrete conclusions. Is it time to...
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Clásico del fútbol uruguayo
In April, 2017, Geoff Stellfox journeyed to Uruguay to take in the culture, and experience the country’s passion for the game as he attended one of the oldest and most fiercely fought football rivalries, the Uruguayan ClásicoIn a Napolitano style...
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Tales of the Unexpected
The season is cranking towards the business end and it’s time to start believing (unless like approx 75 clubs in the league you’re drifting miserably towards relegation or if you’re lucky mid-table with an outside chance of the playoffs).It’s time...
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