Tag Archives: Real Madrid

Top of the Morning

Welcome to Top of the Morning, The Other 87’s very own series of personnel Power Rankings. We take a look at all the action of the last month, and attempt to pick the players who made the best of it. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Ten: Fast Food Superlatives

Make every time a good time. We love to see you smile. Have you had your break today? Foods, folks, and fun. Over the years, the marketing team at McDonald’s has produced some of America’s most recognizable campaigns. You’d be … Continue reading

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Philosophy Without Philosophy: Finding Our Inner Fans

Disclaimer: I’m talking to you, but not to you! One of the prerogatives of being an American following soccer abroad is not being tied down to a team geographically. That isn’t to say that it can’t be a motivating factor … Continue reading

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Searching for the Bobby Fischer Moment, Part II

In part one of this series, I posed the question: is a moment like the one in Bobby Fischer’s legendary chess match with Donald Byrne possible in soccer? A competition where, against all odds, one side plays in such a … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t Jonathan Wilson Coach Arsenal?

It’s a question I’m sure you’ve all asked yourself (OK, some of you). There are a ton of tactical geniuses out there on Twitter, populating the blogosphere, bloviating on player selection, formations, and all the little nuts and bolts type stuff we all … Continue reading

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Brand It Like Beckham

How a British Icon Failed America. There are two things I know about David Beckham. First, he has the lacquered coif and square jaw of a WWII-era RAF officer, a resemblance that would make for a brilliant Spielberg period piece, … Continue reading

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Trading Places: The Real-Barca Swap

God bless you. That’s all you had to say. Was it really so hard, LeBron? Or did you think we wouldn’t see you hacking Dirk’s vicarious lung in the tunnels?  Ah, the highs and lows of sports. Chortling with D-Wade … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Ten

Destinations for Nuri Sahin that would have been as disappointing as Real Madrid. Stoke: Though a Sahin-Delap central midfield pairing would be fascinating. LA Galaxy: They already have a guy playing what’s known out there as the Beckham role. Bursaspor: Be honest, how … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects: Aftermath of a Spanish Rivalry

Takeaway points from the four chapters of El Clasico (which frankly made Stephanie Meyers’ tetralogy look like Shakespeare). 12 Angry Men Mourinho’s temperament has cost Los Blancos their reputation. The jury’s out on Mourinho. Somewhere in Madrid, Jose Mourinho is … Continue reading

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