September 12, 2014 at 2:35am
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The detail was remarkable, showing the complexity of Stoke’s approach: showing City into uncomfortable situations and then pressing suddenly at the same moment. They carried out that approach perfectly at the weekend.

— Underdog Atletico Madrid have a model that more teams should follow - ESPN FC

August 14, 2014 at 11:35pm
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But I think my actors or my crew do not respect me because I have been athletic before in my life. It’s something much, much deeper. It’s experience in life, it’s how you see the world, and it’s how you can transform everyone on the set into what is the very best in him or her. And I can do that. That’s what I get paid for. Insight. Things that I see. And others do not see.

— Werner Herzog Discusses His Unique Career — Vulture

July 12, 2014 at 3:39pm
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And Messi lacks Maradona’s wild poetry.

— Diego Maradona shadow looms over Argentina star Lionel Messi - ESPN FC

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Technology is powerful, our generation’s magic wand – we use it to print legends overnight, to fake it until we make it. Substance is still the goal though, if we can create it.

— Street Artist Roman Grandinetti Speaking on ‘Being Blue’ | Life Times

July 9, 2014 at 9:51pm
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[Germany] is a first-world country that knows how to work and know what teamwork and organization is. They have all of those virtues.

— Argentina had the better chances to score against Netherlands, Alejandro Sabella says - ESPN FC

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When the embers of this scandal finally die out, maybe the next coach to lead the Canarinha will decide to bring back some of the principles that this team abandoned.

— Caravario: Brazil loss nothing to celebrate - ESPN FC

July 2, 2014 at 8:59pm
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Imagine the tabloid fodder of Lindsay Lohan’s life with Jennifer Lawrence’s acting chops. That’s the unique place Suarez occupies in the European pop culture firmament

— Portrait of a serial winner - Luis Suarez is soccer’s most beautiful player

May 17, 2014 at 11:28am
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While much has been made of Barca’s famous tactical philosophy and the potential need for change, the biggest change of all is required in application. Cruyff absolutely maintains the passing-pressing approach, when properly executed, has not yet been bettered. The issue is the team simply do not play with the tenacity of old.

— Barcelona Changing of the guard by Miguel Delaney - ESPN FC

May 4, 2014 at 5:41pm
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(via Andreas Gursky | Copan (2002), Available for Sale | Artsy)

May 2, 2014 at 6:51pm
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Proper football fans – that is to say, the people who abuse Michael Owen on Twitter and still try to slide tackle the ‘keeper on FIFA – know that there is more to football than merely football. More than goals, completed passes, clean challenges and the other parts of the game beloved of those eunuchs at A Question of Sport. Football has always been more than a competitive non-contact sport, and the people who play it have always been more than the sum of their skills. Do we love Cantona because of his touch, or do we love him because he was a lunatic? The answer is a bit of both.

— The VICE Alternative Team of the Premier League Season 2013-2014 | VICE United Kingdom