Saturday, 30 June 2012

Unibet Column

My apologies for the slow month, readers; I've been rather busy. This is just a note to say that I have a new weekly column over at Bet.Unibet

Every Saturday, I'll be picking some team/player/tactic/event out for praise. The likelihood is that some of these pieces will be based on Brazilian football. When they are, I'll post them here.

You can read the first column, on the expansion of the European Championship from 16 to 24 teams, here.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

On Ronaldinho's Dramatic Exit from Flamengo

It's been a torrid few days at Flamengo. Ronaldinho - ostensibly the team's biggest star following his transfer from Europe last year - left the club in a tornado of accusations over his wages and on-pitch displays. His brother and agent, meanwhile, was busy making a fool of himself at the club shop.

In my début article for ESPN Soccernet, I take a look at the dramatic denouement of the 32-year-old's stay in Rio. I argue that R10's treatment by the club and third-party investors Traffic should be viewed as a(nother) warning sign for players in Brazil.

You can read the article here.

(Photo credit: VIPCOMM.)