Browsing All posts tagged under »football«

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

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was published on The Guardian Sport Network on 23 June 2014 Before Australia’s opening game against Chile, I wrote an (unpublished) article suggesting that, against Chile and Spain, Ange Postecoglou should abandon the possession-based, high-tempo, high-pressing style that he preaches —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 […]

Saeed Ajmal and the art of the pause

March 10, 2013


SB Tang Here’s an article I wrote for ESPNCricinfo titled, “Saeed Ajmal and the art of the pause”. Here’s a link to Andy Bull’s terrific piece in The Guardian, “Whatever happened to Maurice Holmes, the English mystery spinner?”.