Sunday, 27 October 2013

LOOK BACK: ANALYSIS OF 2012-13 CAMP NOU EL CLÁSICO POST-MATCH REACTION

This article was originally composed in the days following the October 7th, 2012 La Liga encounter between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid C.F. at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.


Examining A Contemporary Football (Mis) Conception

Blue and Red Accusations


Some segments of the non-Madrid fan base are expressing their dismay and contempt for Real's alleged aggressiveness (fouling) in the recent spectacularly calm and even tempered contest between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, that finished with a goal apiece for each side, in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu. These allegations confound the general sporting expectation for a passionate and rigorous effort-intensive display. Quite simply, professional football should ensure the sport does not turn into an elaborate improvised ballet show – give us physicality; grit and toughness are critical elements of football at its most exciting state.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

HOUSE OF THOUGHTS: TWO LIGHTS

THOUGHTS ON INTERPRETATIVE VIEWING

Statistics: active participation or keen observation of the game furthers the understanding of the irrelevance and marginal significance of numbers. They are raw and innately objective but by no measure of imagination representative of an even environment. They derive their value from true actions -- acts that deserve attention and examination.

Monday, 21 May 2012

CONTEXT: 2012 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Coliseum Decay: A Poet's Defense of Blue Football

Built majestically with spirit of intent and around a core of channeled creativity; the football display available for viewing on a weekly basis -- often more frequently -- in the town of Catalunya has received as high and loud and sincere and pervasive praise as merit could be due; beyond all bounds of objectivity and decency.

Monday, 23 May 2011

VAMOS PAST! HALA FUTURE! - STAND UP GALACTICOS


Another football affair come and gone faster than  mid-summer snow. Retrospectively, there is much too much to remember; new coach, new wingmen, new trophy and new enemies. It is in deep solace and calmness that I offer unsuppressed praise and genuine thoughts of commendations to the Great Whites.