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Tag: The Playmakers

The Great Brazilian Autopsy – Deep-lying Forensics

This is the second article in a series I’m calling “The Great Brazilian Autopsy.”  In each article, we are going to dissect the corpse that is the Brazilian Men’s National Team, less to determine cause of death and more to determine what can be done to revive the body. Continue reading

The Playmakers: Philippe Coutinho

An undated page in one of my many notebooks (each filled with musings and observations sometimes related to football) says this:

Coutinho – space is the place!

I’m not sure entirely when or why I wrote that. But whatever the reason, the words came back to me while watching Coutinho’s recent performance against Manchester City. Because it’s true – for Philippe Coutinho, space is indeed the place. Continue reading