Author Archives: Ed Malyon

About Ed Malyon

Freelance sport and betting journalist. Specialises in Argieball, Eurostuff, and Quicket.

Forlán, Football and Fairies – Why No Players Are Coming Out Of The Closet

This piece is something I was going to write a while back. It all stems from a thought-stream that originated when I heard the rumour about Diego Forlán being gay and saw the reaction in South America. Forlán had split … Continue reading

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Just For Posterity

No-one is supposed to read this, I would just like to put it in writing on the 19th Jan 2012 that I think Nathaniel Clyne will play for the England senior squad inside two years. When he makes his debut, … Continue reading

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Punchy And Straight To The Point

Just a wee blogglet… Two Argentines got themselves in a spot of bother this week and now we know why. Roma forward Dani Osvaldo punched team-mate (and fellow countryman) Erik Lamela in the changing rooms following their loss against Udinese. … Continue reading

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March 4th 1918 and why depression in football is not a new thing

This is an article that was written before the untimely and tragic passing of Gary Speed. It has since been adapted. It is at points incoherent and rambly but I hope you bear with it. The public consciousness and recognition … Continue reading

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Batigol

Argentina legend Gabriel Batistuta gave an excellent interview last night on Fox Sports Latin America and I felt it was worth sharing with the English-speaking world. Batistuta’s record as a striker is remarkable, with 321 goals in 498 games at … Continue reading

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The Changing Face Of The Argentine Game vs The Same Old Shit

Any lover of Argentine football will not deny that the game there has its issues.   The vice-like grip of the Barra Bravas is intrinsically linked to administrative corruption throughout the game, and it could be argued that this is … Continue reading

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The Road To Brazil 2014: Farias’ Venezuela

Following a frenetic end-to-end fixture between Chile and Peru in which Claudio Borghi’s side ran out 4-2 victors, I was fairly convinced that I’d be writing this morning about how watching the Chileans play is still bloody entertaining – even … Continue reading

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Boca Revival

It’s fair to say that despite being perennial favourites for the title with the bookies, media and fans, Boca just haven’t lived up to expectations in the last few years. Six seasons have passed since they last won a title … Continue reading

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A Clasico Return

When better to return from long overdue Boludo duties than this weekend of clasico action. Of course, there is Saturday lunchtime’s Liverpool derby which acts as a prelude to the Avellaneda Clasico – indesputably the biggest game in Argentina following the … Continue reading

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The Cream That Keeps Rising To The Top

Most football fans have probably never heard of Atletico Rafaela. Indeed, having only been promoted to the second tier of the Argentine football in 1989, this may not be wholly surprising. So how is it they’ve found themselves top of … Continue reading

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