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

A second opinion on Frank Lampard: football’s great learner

My own thoughts on Lampard,  following my colleague’s piece earlier today. “Oh my goodness, that’s incredible.  Frank Lampard against Chelsea” – Steve Wilson,  MoTD 2:  21/9/14                                                                       …

OliverA second opinion on Frank Lampard: football’s great learner

Lampard looks to football’s final frontier: space

In this rarefied age of footballing athleticism, those players who can both find and exploit space are, ultimately, the ones who will reach the moon                                                                        …

CharlieLampard looks to football’s final frontier: space

Reflections on the career, to date, of Xavi Hernandez

For all that world football lauds, and rightly so, the astounding twin talents of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, neither of those two quite justify the epithet “changed football” in the same way as Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona and Spain’s favourite eldest son                                     …

OliverReflections on the career, to date, of Xavi Hernandez

Gerrard the fall guy once more in career scarred by self-destruction

 As England teeter on the brink of World Cup elimination, serious questions must be asked of Gerrard’s attitude and ability when it really counts                                                                         …

CharlieGerrard the fall guy once more in career scarred by self-destruction