Bartending + babysitting at Woodwork
via @AFootballReport:"Mesut Özil - Arsenal Art Print by @danielnyari | @Society6"
“The day Harry Redknapp brought a fan on to play for West Ham" - on Guardian Football, originally published in Howler Magazine:
According to one of football’s most endearing fairytales, Harry Redknapp once pulled an abusive fan from the crowd and put him on the field for West Ham. This allegedly happened in 1994, but no video and scant evidence of the incident exist. Jeff Maysh chased this mystery for over a decade before finally catching up with the fan in question
U.S. Soccer unveiled today the game-specific poster and scarf for the upcoming U.S. Men’s National Team FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Mexico on Sept. 10 in Columbus, Ohio.
Designer Brent Rollins, who works in Brooklyn, N.Y., designed the game-specific poster…
The limited-edition poster will be available during U.S. Soccer events in Columbus leading up to the USA-Mexico match, including Fan Headquarters (#FanHQ) and the Pep Rally at the Bluestone. There will also be a limited number of posters signed by Rollins for sale only on ussoccerstore.com.
Via @RorySmithTimes: “Moneyball visionary Billy Beane makes his pitch to [football] clubs’ bean counters”
10 years on from the release of Moneyball, Billy Beane on how he keeps innovating, the transfer market+Arsenal: http://t.co/auK1WiS36M (£)— Rory Smith (@RorySmithTimes)
See also the last chapter of Simon Kuper’s
via Paul Carr of ESPN:
Followup commentary by @trunchfiddle:
here’s a heat map of ozil’s movement and cazorla’s movement. (let’s put out something that suman can really appreciate - numbers turned into colors). ozil slots into rosicky’s place, though i don’t see rosicky as cover for wilshire or ramsey, have you seen him tackle? They’ve got flamini now and arteta to return for the CDM roles.ozil goes right, cazorla goes left. nice mesh. When giroud is out, they play walcott up top since that’s what he’s been agitating for, or they have podolski before going to that new 19 yr old.