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He Was Not Waving…

I THOUGHT HE WAS WAVING I thought he was waving, that man far from the shore. He waved and waved and waved some more or so it seemed to me. And when the… Continue reading

Teofilio Walchez

Strikers Come From South America I listened to Jens Lehman bemoaning the dearth of strikers in Germany, or rather, German strikers. There are none, he explained. We don’t produce them anymore. All we… Continue reading

The Evolution Of Santi Cazorla

Spines Come In All Shapes And Sizes I like Gary Neville. He is the best pundit of his type. But he’s very much from the Manchester United school of football. Which is fine.… Continue reading

Aaron Ramsey, Lord of The Overload

Lord of The Overload. Mathew 18:20 Where 2 or 3 are gathered in my name – there shalt you find me in their midst. And the Lord spake further: “Let me be more… Continue reading

Fast Track For Jeff Reine-Adelaide (JRA)

Fast Track For Jeff Reine-Adelaide (JRA) That glorious sight when Jeff Reine-Adelaide first opened his legs, and we marveled at what we beheld. It was as though a new sun had appeared, more… Continue reading


Let’s Take Cazorla’s Midfield Spot Away From Him @DEANldn22 Dean started an interesting conversation on the twitters Sunday: Dean: “Thinking about our squad, and this may sound controversial, but I’d sell Cazorla if it… Continue reading


With the mood music decidedly more romantic for the possible re-signing of Theo Walcott (26), it’s time to consider just how effective a striker Theo can be, starting August 15th of next season. Spoiler: Here… Continue reading

Arteta’s Protégé. For Whom The Bell Tolls.

I love Mikel Arteta. I love him because I am not dead inside. “The diminutive Spaniard” is so talented that he made the transition from an attack-oriented midfielder to a stay-at-home, deep lying… Continue reading

Mesut Ozil – Lazy Like A Fox

That Ozil fella sure is lazy. Lazy like a fox. Here’s a typical Ozil heatmap (Everton, Mar 1, 2015.) The boy gets around. He also gets up and down. 11.61 km covered that… Continue reading

Shhhh! They Think It’s All Over, The Smug Bastards.

Shhhh! They Think It’s All Over, The Smug Bastards.  We’ve all heard the statistics. Blah, blah, blah…No team has won a Round Of 16 tie after losing the 1st leg since 1887. No team… Continue reading