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  1. Cavani's chance to be the main man

    Michael Cox

    In the modern era, the importance of shirts numbered 1-11 has unquestionably declined, but it's still pleasing to see combinations of players wearing traditional numbers: a left wing comprised of a no. 3 and a no. 11, for example, or a centre-back co...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. Key individual Champions League quarterfinal matchups

    Michael Cox

    The Champions League has reached the quarterfinal stage. Here are the four key matchups for this week's first legs. Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich: United full-backs vs. Bayern wingers Ahead of Tuesday's clash at Old Trafford, many have re...

    Blog | March 31, 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. Can Cabaye replicate his Newcastle excellence elsewhere?

    Michael Cox

    For a midsized Premier League club -- one of those clubs good enough to have top-class international footballers, but not so good that they're cup-tied for European competition -- it's a bad month for your star performers to be hitting the headlines....

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  6. Thiago Motta thriving as an elite player at PSG

    Michael Cox

    It sounds ridiculous to suggest a player with two European Cup winners' medals should regard the competition as unfinished business -- but Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta will be desperate to triumph in the competition for a t...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  7. The basic 4-4-2 is becoming trendy again

    Michael Cox

    Some elements of football strategy evolve consistently in one direction over a long period, becoming increasingly extreme. Other elements appear more cyclical -- moving routinely between two opposing concepts, which come in and out of fashion. The...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  8. Lavezzi's energy picks its spots on the pitch

    Michael Cox

    Barcelona's narrow away-goals victory over PSG was a fantastic tie, the type of contest European Cup football is all about. There were a variety of subplots: Zlatan Ibrahimovic against his former side, David Beckham's surprise start in Paris, Lionel ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  9. Michael Cox -- PSG has money and brand names, but struggle to fin...

    Michael Cox

    Though Paris St-Germain is tied atop Ligue 1 and is rich with money and world-class talent, it still lacks an identity both on and off the field, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  10. PSG's Javier Pastore is the kind of talented footballer that roma...

    Michael Cox

    With his artistry on the ball, PSG's Javier Pastore is the kind of footballer whom romantics want to succeed. But he'll need to adjust to the modern-day demands of being a No. 10 first, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011