Tag Archives: Argentina

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 94 (03/06/17)

Eric Krakauer and Paul Farrell are back after a two week break to discuss Manchester United’s dependence on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester City’s defeat at Stamford Bridge, and the ongoing debate about foreign managers in the Premier League. Eric and Paul also analyze Jorge Sampaoli’s recent run of bad form in Sevilla, Simone Inzaghi’s quiet success… Read More »

Messi’s retirement from national team overshadows Chile’s Copa America triumph

By Eric Krakauer East Rutherford, N.J – Chile won their second consecutive Copa America (a Centenario, no less) but it was Lionel Messi who inevitably became the story. It was always going to be about Messi. Had Argentina won the Copa, Messi would have been celebrated for ending a trophy drought that has lasted for over… Read More »

The World Cup: A Love Affair

This article first appeared on Soccerly.com Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny It may not be a first memory, but every football fan is indelibly impressed by that one moment, or one sequence of arbitrarily strung events, that has fostered an eternal love affair with the World Cup. The alluring quadrennial has the memory-imprinting power… Read More »

Barcelona v Real Madrid: a classic encounter

While it’s never just another fixture on the calendar, a few weeks ago, this Saturday’s El Clasico seemed nothing more than another temperamental derby between two colossi, and a precursor to a potential encounter in the Champions League final. However, now that Real Madrid’s one-time ten-point league lead has shrunk to a measly four points,… Read More »

The Return of the Number 10

Traditionally, the number 10 jersey has been assigned to a team’s most skilled and creative player, who is usually responsible for setting up offense, is given license to roam, and remains relatively free from defensive duties. However, the growing emphasis on tactics at the expense of individual expressiveness over the past fifteen years has rendered… Read More »