Without a shadow of a doubt, mid-February has to be one of my favorite portions of the entire footballing calendar. The major European leagues are entering the home stretch of their seasons, with the races for final league places really heating up. The Champions League knockout stages have kicked off, presenting us with loads of truly world class football to admire. Add in a sprinkling of World Cup qualifiers here and there, and factor in that MLS First Kick is just around the corner, and you can start to understand why I’m so infatuated with a month normally hated by most American fans.
But with so much soccer to take in, my very A.D.D. brain often has a hard time digesting it all. Which means my efforts to pump out full-length postings becomes infinitely harder. I’ve probably started a dozen new drafts in the last week; my guess is only around a third of those will end up seeing the light of day.
So while I strain out the garbage and identify the gold in my writings, I present you with a sampling of my favorite links from the last week. Bon appétit.
How “what could have been” in Manchester was derailed. – inbedwithmaradona.com
Jorge Campos-inspired posters remind me of the 90’s. – behance.com
For a few Nigerian prostitutes, it’s time to pay up. – dirtytackle.net
This Genoa centenary shit just exudes retro awesome. – footballshirtculture.com
Screw? Loose. Other shoe? Waiting to drop. – guardian.co.uk
Just five minutes playing in Turkey… Drogba gonna Drog. – youtube.com
See: Move to capitalize on Indian market exposure. – nikebiz.com