Alterations at Atletico: Simeone’s summer recruitment points to subtle change of philosophy

Back in May, I wrote of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone’s summer dilemma and, perhaps, a defining moment in his managerial career to date: Would he stick or twist? To add context, Atletico were in the midst of many confirmed and rumoured player departures. Key ones at that. Long term defensive linchpins Juanfran, Filipe Luís […]

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CR7 Mania in Nanjing

By Tom Lamming (@t_lamming) Just moments after arriving into a Nanjing Metro station at the foot of my hotel, it was abundantly clear what major event was taking place tomorrow (25thJuly). Upon stepping off the metro, a dozen Juventus fans were donning the new Juve home shirt with Ronaldo 7 on the back. Cristiano Ronaldo […]

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The Hongkou’s astonishing atmosphere, SIPG’s stellar showings and a stadium match day hotel: My Shanghai Experience

By Tom Lamming (@t_lamming) Two months into my summer internship in Shanghai, at That’s Shanghai, and it’s safe to say during my time in China I’ve witnessed my fair share of CSL football. I’ve taken in a handful of games across the city divide, witnessing some vintage man of the match Oscar performances and less […]

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Red Wine and Arepas: Jordan Florit talks about his upcoming book on “How football is becoming Venezuela’s religion”

Venezuelan football may have gone under the radar in times gone by, even within it’s own homeland. The national team(s) have struggled to make waves and the domestic game has often been overshadowed by other sports and political issues dominating the news more regularly. But things are changing. Slowly but surely football in Venezuela has […]

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