Links for 07/02/2011

With such a long gap since my last reading list, I thought it only fair to cut down on the self-promotion and show you some of the best pieces from across the football blogosphere in recent weeks.


Cosmos Cantona Coup – Too Good to be True? by me at Footy Matters – is the appointment of Cantona as the Cosmos’ Director of Soccer good for the game?

Charlie Davies on the Comeback Trail After Horrific Car Accident by me at Footy Matters – a look at the career of the American striker, looking to rebuild his career with DC United after a difficult 16 months.

Football Against Corrective Rape by Keph Sennett at In Bed With Maradona – a must-read article on a topic which should not be ignored

The Man They Call Pedro by Luke Colbourne at In Bed With Maradona – A brilliant assessment of a talented player who often fails to get the media plaudits enjoyed by his team-mates

True Grit by Adam Digby at In Bed With Maradona – Another piece on an underappreciated legend, this time Nicola Legrottaglie

Mind Your Language by Greg Theoharis at Dispatches From a Football Sofa – An accomplished article on Ian Holloway, Sarah Palin, and the use of language when addressing the media

Intolerance in the Terraces by Dominic Pollard at Polly’s Pause for Sport – Addressing an important topic: The continued use of football stadia as a safe haven for the airing of otherwise-unacceptable views

Russian Icons: Oleg Romantsev by Alex Jackson at Footy Matters – A wonderful tribute to the enigmatic former Spartak Moscow coach


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