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Who was the UEFA Best Player in Europe for 2014-15? “A jury of sports journalists representing each UEFA member association whittled down the 2014/15 long list to Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez. The final three feature in a deciding vote in Monaco on Thursday 27 August during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.” – ...

How a centre-back should mark a big, fast striker (like Orlando City’s Cyle Larin), according to Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney, himself a former centre-back: Larin has the ability to quickly separate himself from opposing central defenders who try to close him down in the final third of the pitch—even when he’s been outnumbered He goes one against two at times in the box but he’s been able to create that (space) where he’s turned things on goal and found the net when you have two against one there’s always this feeling you can ‘zone’...Continue reading »

If looks could kill. What was new Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez thinking when he uttered these words at a recent press conference?: “It’s difficult to say who is the best player in the world, because there are so many players at such a high level at any given time. I think Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, James…they’re all up there; from there one can put one ahead of another as he sees fit, but I think describing Ronaldo as ”one of the best” is sufficient. It’s like asking a daughter to choose between her mother and her father; it’s always...Continue reading »