Tag Archives: Zidane

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 75 (09/19/16)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere, and Paul Farrell analyze Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s contrasting fortunes in Manchester, as the Portuguese appears to be repeating the same mistakes that saw him shown the door at Chelsea. The boys also discuss UEFA’s new president, Aleksander Ceferin, and his opposition to the new Champions League format, Zidane’s… Read More »

Zidane has to make tough decisions about Real Madrid’s bloated midfield

By Brian Fonseca EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Real Madrid completed its preseason tour of North America with a 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Wednesday night, but the final result was the least important detail of the night. Three players who participated in the two international tournaments this… Read More »

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 61 El Clasico Preview (03/28/16)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere, and Paul Farrell preview El Clasico, as Barcelona entertain Real Madrid shortly after the death of one of its greatest Blaugranas, Johan Cruyff. In the Leftovers Segment, Eric, Jason and Paul also discuss the US men’s national team loss to Guatemala, Wayne Rooney’s place with England, and Periscoping during Euro… Read More »

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 52 (01/11/16)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere, and Paul Farrell discuss Lionel Messi’s fifth Ballon d’Or, and why soccer fans are becoming ever more obsessed with the award. The boys also debate whether the FA Cup has lost most of its appeal in recent years, and analyze the first round of Serie A, as Napoli are crowned… 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 »