Blog – Marcotti’s Musings

When CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez compared the Copa Libertadores final to its UEFA Champions League equivalent, referring to the former as “real football” and the latter as “Playstation football,” part of me wanted him to be correct. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Champions League. But football needs an alternative to the sanitized, corporate,
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It’s time to look forward. A whole two weeks forward, in fact, because that is how long Santiago Solari, who was appointed interim coach of Real Madrid on Tuesday, can hold the title of interim boss according to Spanish Football Association rules. Let’s be more precise. It’s actually three-and-a-half weeks since there’s an international break
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There are valid criticisms of Antonio Conte following Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester City, and there are less valid ones. Let’s start with the latter. Chelsea sat deep for much of the game, letting Manchester City have the ball and prompting some to call it “anti-football.” It certainly was negative and what made little sense
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