My guest appearance on Talking to the Doll, the premier Benfica podcast in the United States.
Alfredo Fumacas and I discuss the Lisbon derby between Sporting Clube Portugal and Benfica. The Lisbon Lions are reeling from one of the worst starts in league history, and an administration that seems mired in controversy. The Eagles are [...]
Line-up based on a 4-3-3 formation
Iker Casillas: While certainly not overlooked as the leader of the Spanish team, Saint Iker’s contribution to the team’s success is often overlooked. All the plaudits have been directed at Spain’s brilliant ball possession and exhaustive defensive pressure; yet, Casillas’ timely saves were integral to the team’s march [...]
With Euro 2012′s group stage finally complete, Bigsoccerhead rewards the best and worst of the week:
Until the Fat Lady Sings
I’ve often maintained that European Championships make for far better tournaments than World Cups – the teams tend to be better, and the groups a lot tighter. So far, [...]
When asked why he is the victim of incessant taunting after a Champions League game against Dynamo Zagreb last September, Cristiano Ronaldo responded, “It’s because I’m rich, good looking, and a great footballer.” Those words hardly endeared Ronaldo to the millions who already take great pains to voice their distaste for the Portuguese phenom, but [...]
With the second round of Euro 2012′s group stage complete, Bigsoccerhead rewards the best and worst of the week:
Major tournaments usually announce a new star to the world of soccer. If we’re lucky, more than one will compete for the limelight, as was the case in Euro [...]
With the first round of Euro 2012′s group stage complete, Bigsoccerhead rewards the best and worst of the week:
Andriy Shevchenko & Ukraine
It might be impossible to avoid clichés when describing Ukraine’s game against Sweden. Before today’s game few would have expected the co-hosts to pull off a [...]
While the French have rehabilitated their image, the English have tainted theirs in recent months, and a game between the two will surely include some fireworks. The Swedes are not short on confidence, and the Ukrainians are looking to cause the biggest upset in the Euro. Group D should go all [...]
Group C may not be the tournament’s group of death; however, with two contenders and one legitimate dark horse, the group is wide open and perfectly poised for an upset.
If Spain end up winning the European Championship, they will have been the only nation to win three [...]
The ‘group of death’ could completely overshadow the remainder of the tournament. Germany and Holland will start off as favorites, but Portugal may prove to be the tournament’s dark horse, and Denmark could be the perfect foil.
Perhaps no team is more poised to win Euro 2012 than [...]
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