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Australia’s World Cup Squad: Maxi Love and X Scepticism

January 17, 2015


By SB Tang Note: an edited version of this piece appeared on The Guardian Sport Network. Here’s Australia’s World Cup squad of 15: Batsmen Michael Clarke (capt) George Bailey (vice-capt) David Warner Aaron Finch Steven Smith Wicket-keepers Brad Haddin (wk) All-rounders Glenn Maxwell Shane Watson Mitchell Marsh James Faulkner Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson Mitchell Starc Josh Hazlewood […]

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was published on The Guardian Sport Network on 23 June 2014 Before Australia’s opening game against Chile, I wrote an (unpublished) article suggesting that, against Chile and Spain, Ange Postecoglou should abandon the possession-based, high-tempo, high-pressing style that he preaches —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