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  1. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Patriotism involves much angst when watching England

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:49pm by Peter Simpson

    ... that despite qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, the gap in quality and playing culture between England and the likes of Germany, Spain, Brazil, Chile, et al, is as wide as the Mexican Gulf. England ... here's to Lady Luck. If drawn into a group of death with a team like Spain, so much harder will the lesson be. But the cramming experience would prove invaluable and England could look to future ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    England's retro route-one football belongs in the past

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... for the World Cup is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but what England fan is celebrating? We deserve better for our loyal support, yet we dread the thought of the England team facing Spain or Brazil ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    The week that was is anyone's guess

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... splash the filthy lucre and allow Andre Villas-Boas to build a rounded team, rather than construct a squad centred on one prodigious talent like last season. Yet with Spain's economy ... with Spain's army of unemployed - like a lead balloon stuffed with overweight hippos. Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino might have been speaking out of envy when he described the deal as "lacking ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Bundesliga on a roll but still can't claim the EPL's crown

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... as the Bundesliga and Spain's La Liga are, they fail to match the EPL for high-octane, end-to-end, edge-of-the-seat, bruising, competitive soccer. You, the overseas audience can continue the discussion ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Gareth Bale a victim of UK media hyperbole

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... into fantasy. Of course, he would blossom in Spain and Daniel Levy, Tottenham's shrewd chairman, will find it hard to resist the offers of £40 million (HK$470 million) and upwards once the bidding ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Debate on mid-winter break for English Premier League soccer

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... games in 15 days, merits of a winter sabbatical are a main dressing-room talking point. Players in England look on in envy at their peers in Europe's other top leagues- such as Spain ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    English Premier League pandering to namby pambyism

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... 43. Italy's Serie A records a similar number. The big surprise is Spain's La Liga, known more for its masters of tiki-taka artistry than its watchable hard-men reducers. There, ...



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