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Cruyff 1.3: A Promising Start

To read more about my managerial journey, check out #FM17: Jesjua Angoy-Cruyff October 6 was supposed to be a day of remembrance; a day to meet old friends and celebrate old joys; a day to look forward with some positivity. After all, today was the day granddad’s book – My Turn – was being unveiled by Pep Guardiola and Uncle Jordi in London. I was … Continue reading Cruyff 1.3: A Promising Start

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Cruyff 1.2: A Summer of Confusion

To read more about my managerial journey, check out #FM17: Jesjua Angoy-Cruyff Today is the day. I finally take charge of my first professional match with Wigan! We’re playing away at Bristol City, who have been rated quite highly by some media outlets, so it should be a tough match. Honestly, after the limited pre-season we’ve had, I’m not sure if we’re ready for such … Continue reading Cruyff 1.2: A Summer of Confusion

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Cruyff 1.1: A New Dawn

To read more about my managerial journey, check out #FM17: Jesjua Angoy-Cruyff I pity young Benjamín Agüero Maradona. Having to live up to the reputations of his mercurial male heritage is hard enough, but throw in the quasi-paternal relationship with Lionel Messi and you have a boy who will struggle to make any real mark on his seemingly pre-destined path towards footballing greatness. Believe me, I … Continue reading Cruyff 1.1: A New Dawn

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The Intriguing Acquisitions of Internazionale

As published on Football Italia This summer has been witness to some of the most interesting transfer developments in the history of the game. In England, 12 out of 20 Premier League clubs have broken their club transfer records, from Manchester United to Burnley. On the continent, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Juventus have continued to pick pocket their domestic rivals to maintain … Continue reading The Intriguing Acquisitions of Internazionale

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Scouting Report: Kevin Strootman

In the summer of 2014, Kevin Strootman was hailed by Louis Van Gaal as the Netherlands’ missing piece for their World Cup squad. Considering the unfancied Dutch side managed to pick up the bronze that year, it was a bold claim that obviously led to numerous “sources” claiming the midfielder was on his way to Van Gaal’s new side, Manchester United. This summer, Strootman was … Continue reading Scouting Report: Kevin Strootman

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The Ignorant Fan’s Premier League Predictions

As featured on the Huffington Post One of the Ignorant Fan’s many musings Football is back! It’s finally back! As such, its time to dive into some predictions that will be completely forgotten after the first set of results prove them to be completely meaningless. Unless they are somehow accurate at the end of the season, in which case I will be retiring from football … Continue reading The Ignorant Fan’s Premier League Predictions

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How Kante’s Departure Could Sink Leicester City

As featured on the Huffington Post We’ve all heard every version and aspect of Leicester’s fairytale by now. How Nigel Pearson dragged them back from the brink. How Ranieri pushed them beyond all limits. How Mahrez took them to the next level. How Leicester are going to fail next season because no one can do it twice. How Leicester are going to retain their title … Continue reading How Kante’s Departure Could Sink Leicester City