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Why did Germany Fail at the World Cup?

Note: This article is almost 6000 words long as I tried to be as thorough as possible. If you don’t want to read it all, the sections which should most interest the casual reader are 1c (striker issues), 2 (counterpressing), and 6 (recommendations).   

German girl crying

I do not believe there is anyone reading this, maybe not anyone in the entire world, who would argue that the German National Team did not underperform this World Cup.  Failing to get out of the group stage for the first time in history is, to put it simply, a catastrophe, and it is a catastrophe we must engage in in order to draw lessons for the future. Continue reading

Mario Gomez vs Filippo Inzaghi

Inzaghi was criticized by many

Inzaghi was criticized by many

Filippo Inzaghi is considered a true club legend by A.C. Milan fans. Hated by many for his poaching style and his constant offside positions, no one would argue that he was a provider of many goals. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United coach, once said “that lad must have been born offside”. Johan Cruyff went a step further by suggesting that Super Pippo “can’t play football at all — he just knows how to get in the right place.” Continue reading