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…on the UFC’s contender problem

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Jon Fitch - Uninteresting but unbeatable by all but GSP

UFC 104 will be Lyoto Machida’s first defence of the UFC light heavyweight title.  After decimating Rashad Evans, it’s hardly unsurprising that he is now anointed as the future of the light heavyweight division.  How can you beat a guy you can’t hit?  It isn’t just him; Penn, St-Pierre, Silva and Lesnar all look formidable in their own way.  Some see dominant champions as a problem but, in my opinion, it’s not that big of a problem.   However, now they have these champions, they’re having trouble generating contenders. Read the rest of this entry »


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September 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm

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…on football’s very own numbers game

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Mathias Sammer - The man who turned ambling out of the defensive line into an artform

Tactically, the game of football is cyclical and, by now, there’s nothing really new in the game.  It’s all just bringing back old tactics with a cherry on top. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

September 22, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Posted in Football

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