Who is Mario Balotelli?

WHO IS MARIO BALOTELLI? EXAMINING HIS MISAPPREHENSION It’s a tough question to answer: who is Mario Balotelli? We examine his paradoxical psyche and why Liverpool should be looking to give the Italian time to settle and thrive. Football thrives on the eccentric cast of characters in its court. In it, we find rival kings like […]

The Lost Art of Defending

THE LOST ART OF DEFENDING: WHY SO ATTACKING? What has happened to the classic defense-first mentality among defenders? We examine the negative impact that the lost art of defending has had on the modern game.  By: Jon Townsend @jon_townsend3 In an age where attacking players exude an unrivaled degree of balance and explosive athleticism, there exists an […]

The General’s Death

This content was written for http://www.thesefootballtimes.net and appeared there first on April 4, 2014.  The General’s Death By: Jonathan Townsend   I recently found myself watching a replay of the 1988 FA Cup Final between the ‘Crazy Gang’ of Wimbledon and a heavily-favoured Liverpool side on late-night television. As the footage cut out, I flipped […]