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Away Days: Watching David Villa in Melbourne

November 11, 2014


Here’s a piece I wrote for The Guardian‘s Away Days series about watching David Villa in Melbourne in late October. My sincerest apologies for not posting the link earlier — I completely forgot! Advertisements

Germany Wins World Cup, Saves The World

July 14, 2014


By SB Tang Here’s my piece for The Classical,”Germany Wins World Cup, Saves The World“.

The Socceroos Deserve A Kinder Fate Than Rhaegar Targaryen

June 24, 2014


By SB Tang Note: this piece was published on The Guardian Sport Network on 23 June 2014 Before Australia’s opening game against Chile, I wrote an (unpublished) article suggesting that, against Chile and Spain, Ange Postecoglou should abandon the possession-based, high-tempo, high-pressing style that he preaches — because both nations execute that very same gameplan better […]

Oh, Bugger, the Dutch are Playing with Three Big, Tall Centre-Backs

June 18, 2014


Note: this piece was also published on The Guardian Sport Network By SB Tang No-one, it seemed, whether it be within or outside Australia, gave the Socceroos a hope in this World Cup. According to the FIFA rankings, they were officially the worst team to make it to Brazil. A pre-tournament headline in Marca, the Spanish newspaper […]