Sunday, September 27, 2020

Slake’s Soliloquy: Debunking Myths About Raul’s National Team Career

There’s a popular myth that Raul Gonzalez never had good enough players around him in his time. This has been given as a comfortable excuse for so many things. From the fact that he never won any international trophy to things as ludicrous as the reasons he scored ‘only’ 44 international goals in 102 games, compared to the ratio...

TOP 10 STADIUMS IN THE WORLD

What are the makings of a truly top top stadium? The history of the ground? The support of the home fans? The pitch? capacity? Iconic moments? If you guessed that all the aforementioned are important indices in categorizing stadiums, you are correct. Today, we look at the ten most iconic stadiums in the world. They are the best of the rest in...

The 352 Annual Review: 2016 #352Mag

As far as weird years are concerned, 2016 ranks up there with the weirdest. In football terms all sorts of freak results were thrown up with a few less than surprising carried along too. If at 352, we didn't review it for you, it would be unfair and a horrid way to kick off 2017. Thus, we got together and...

Worst 10 Summer Signings in the Premier League So Far

The summer transfer window produced a lot of shocking moves. A lot! This is besides the new world record transfer fee set. Not all these guys have fared well in their new clubs so we’ll try to look at the worst 10 summer signings in the Premier League thus far. Wilfried Bony Guardiola’s appointment spelt doom for Bony from the...

The Rise After The Fall: The Tale of Two Marios

The two Marios in question are not the game characters or former Bayern strikers Mario Gomez and Mario Mandzukic; both of whom have done okay since leaving Munich. This article refers to much younger players who still have time to fulfil the early promises their careers had. They’re Mario Balotelli, 26 and Mario Götze, 24. They both have won...

Premier League Team of the Season: First Quarter

10 games have already been played in the most exciting league in the world, but no one is running away with the title yet – still one point separating first from fourth. The EPL, as we all know it, is deeply conditioned to produce some jaw-dropping moments. The highlights of last season were Leicester’s unbelievable campaign, a well decorated...

The Role of The Supersub: Top Supersubs of the Game

Football is a crazy game. It is full of ups and downs, moments of magic, hair-tearing misses and buffoonery. It's a game that takes you through the entire emotional spectrum a human can feel. It is life. The beauty and power of this game is further aided by a cadre of footballers who have made coming off the bench...

Mourinho/Guardiola Castaways: Rejected XI

José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix. Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala. These two namesakes have barnstormed the footballing world since the turn of the millennium and given one too many managers (even veterans) sleepless nights. Their rivalry has been well documented as they clashed severally in all competitions. While ‘Jose’ has kept faith with a pragmatic counter-attacking format while coaching...
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