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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Top 10 footballing moments of 2012

    Michael Cox

    It's been an incredible year for football, both at the club and international level -- with that in mind, here are 10 of the most memorable moments of 2012. 10. Falcao's second goal versus Athletic Bilbao, Europa League final Falcao had won...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  6. Ibrahimovic can be anything he wants to be

    Michael Cox

    Ruthless goalscorer, serial trickster and now prolific provider. Quite what role does Zlatan Ibrahimovic perform, aside from being at the centre of everything? "I need to be free as a bird on the pitch," he says. "I'm the guy who wants to make a diff...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  7. Michael Cox -- Five excellent, under-the-radar moves in the trans...

    Michael Cox

    With all the attention on big-name transfers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move, here's a look at five smart under-the-radar transfers you may have missed, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  8. Bojan Krkic looks to reignite career at Roma -- Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    He was hailed as Barcelona's next big thing, but Bojan Krkic endured a tough time under manager Pep Guardiola. Now the player hopes to reignite his career at Roma, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has earned the right to brag -- soccer

    Michael Cox

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been accused of being overconfident, but given his extraordinary track record of winning league titles, can you blame him?

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  10. Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur's dream Champions League campaign conti...

    Michael Cox

    It wasn't always pretty to watch, but Tottenham Hotspurs' victory over seven-time European champion AC Milan was a master class in how to shut down the opposition, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  11. Champions League: Five lessons we learned from the first leg

    Michael Cox

    With the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 done and dusted, here are five things we've learned, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  12. Soccer: Palacios and Sandro could turn out to be key players in t...

    Michael Cox

    Although Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch -- and OK, Gennaro Gattuso -- got all the headlines from the San Siro clash, it was two unsung Spurs players, Wilson Palacios and Sandro, who were key to Tottenham's win, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  13. Soccer: Five ways AC Milan has turned its season around

    Michael Cox

    We look at the five ways AC Milan has turned its fortunes around to rule Serie A, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2010