Context and success

The recently retired Thierry Henry failed to score in his first eight games.  He then adapted,  and the rest is oft repeated history.  What Henry typifies is a footballing wisdom,  that players often take 6 months to truly become adapted to a new league.  This hypothesis,  like many,  has a grain of truth.  But I would like to briefly make …

OliverContext and success

Steven Gerrard a Romantic hero amidst sport’s increasing scientism

The soon-to-be-outgoing Liverpool captain’s brand of impulsive, burden-bearing brilliance will be missed by those who feel sport is losing its romance                                                                               …

CharlieSteven Gerrard a Romantic hero amidst sport’s increasing scientism