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  1. Andrea Pirlo: I Think Therefore I Play

    Michael Cox

    Rating: Footballers' autobiographies are rarely interesting, especially when they involve current players. In general, they appear unable to articulate themselves lucidly, even with the assistance of a ghostwriter, or to arrive at original opinio...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Unlike Simeone's Atletico, Seedorf's AC Milan still searching for...

    Michael Cox

    The most fascinating aspect of Atletico Madrid is how the club resembles its coach, Diego Simeone. He was a hugely talented central midfielder, winning titles in Spain and Italy while becoming the first Argentine to collect more than 100 caps for ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. Adaptable Ancelotti getting the best out of Real Madrid

    Michael Cox

    Sometimes, football matches are won primarily by a single individual. Dortmund's 4-1 thrashing of Real Madrid in the European Cup last season, for example, was a good all-around team performance, but the German side owed a huge debt to Robert Lew...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  4. Key matchups in this week's Champions League fixtures

    Michael Cox

    This week sees the return of the Champions League after its winter break, with an extremely impressive list of fixtures. In fact, it's arguable that the four most exciting ties of the round are all being played this week. Next week's schedule looks r...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Unconventional playmakers to decide Milan, Schalke's UCL fate

    Michael Cox

    For those who yearn for the days of simple, old-fashioned knockout football throughout the duration of the European Cup, there are two standout contests among the eight matches on Wednesday, the final day of the Champions League group stage. Where...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  6. Espanyol are embracing their role as Barcelona's second team

    Michael Cox

    Big football cities are defined by rivalry. There's the odd one-club settlement and some countries like France and the Netherlands that barely feature any intracity conflicts. However, travel to Milan, London, Madrid, Manchester, Moscow, Lisbon, G...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  7. Bojan still struggling to find his feet

    Michael Cox

    It certainly isn't the group of death; it's not even the second-most exciting group in this season's Champions League. But there was something rather magical about Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax and Celtic -- four previous European Cup winners -- being dr...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  8. Mario Balotelli's Azzurri rise

    Michael Cox

    Over the past three years, Mario Balotelli has become one of the most-discussed footballers in the world. However, among the stories involving grass allergy, car crashes, dart throwing, bib problems, fireworks and visits to women's prisons, coverage ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  9. Serie A's battle for third down to Milan, Fiorentina

    Michael Cox

    OK, hands up, who remembers Serie A? After a fortnight where the major talking point has been the Bundesliga's dominance over La Liga -- with the Premier League chipping in with some end-of-season awards -- Italian football has taken a backseat. I...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  10. Don Fabio's Russian experiment

    Michael Cox

    Sometimes, a foreign coach and a national team fit together naturally. Sven-Goran Eriksson's love of structure, discipline and a boring 4-4-2 meant he adapted swiftly to the England job -- although he wasn't, of course, offering anything new -- while...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  11. The best XI in the Champions League

    Michael Cox

    The resumption of the Champions League is one of the high points on the footballing calendar. Spread over four separate match days to enable fans to watch as many games as possible, it's the stage where Europe's finest talents are expected to shine. ...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  12. Trading places: Cassano and Pazzini

    Michael Cox

    When assessing how realistic a transfer rumor is, you can be fairly confident that any mooted "exchange" deal won't happen, especially when big-name players are involved. They're often touted, but they rarely happen. Therefore, it's particularly e...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  13. Michael Cox -- Punishment doesn't fit the crime for tactical foul...

    Michael Cox

    The laws of football currently tip the balance in favor of those players who want to foul, rather than those who want to play, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  14. Kevin Prince Boateng is the key in Milan's midfield -- Michael Co...

    Michael Cox

    Kevin-Prince Boateng has been a revelation in the "trequartista" role for Milan, inspiring them in the midfield, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  15. Champions League -- Five players to watch -- Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    Here are five players who might have a big influence in their ties during the Champions League knockout stage, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  16. Champions League -- Premier League vs. Serie A clubs highlight fi...

    Michael Cox

    Michael Cox breaks down the final 16 draw for the Champions League.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011