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Month: October, 2012

Muse – Panic Station – Live

October 27, 2012


Dancing + HeadBanging :fm:

Epic Windrunner – Must See

October 25, 2012



Broken Pencil

October 15, 2012



Role of the new No. 10 in the Premier League

October 12, 2012

In Italy, they refer to him as the trequartista. In Argentina, he’s the enganche. In England … we don’t really have a name for him.


English football terminology has never quite come up with a definitive word for the player who occupies space between the opposition lines of defence and midfield – not quite a forward, not quite a midfielder. He’s “the man in the hole,” perhaps, but it’s not an appropriately glamorous term for the side’s star creator. Sometimes he’s even referred to as playing “the Teddy Sheringham role” — so unaccustomed we were to players who looked for space rather than basing their game around an individual battle with an opponent.


England isn’t a specialist at producing top-quality players in this mould. Wayne Rooney might be the closest we’ve had in recent years, but even his best position is up for question. He was often fielded on the flank during Manchester United’s successful European Cup run in 2008, then his best individual season was probably in 2009-10 as an out-and-out striker. Joe Cole became a winger, while attacking midfielders like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and even Jack Wilshere were just that – attacking midfielders, number eights rather than number tens.

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Best Cat

October 2, 2012