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How Klopp Got to the Kop

How Klopp Got to the Kop

From 8by8mag.com: Liverpool’s owners were impressed with ‘the enormity of substance’ they detected behind Jürgen Klopp’s toothy smile and supersize persona. On April 11, 2014, at 10 p.m., Jürgen Klopp met Hans-Joachim Watzke for a drink at Munich’s Park Hilton Hotel and told him that he had made up his mind. He was staying put. Earlier […]

Everything About Roberto Firmino is Dazzling

Everything About Roberto Firmino is Dazzling

From 8by8mag.com: The Liverpool striker has plenty of reasons to smile. Roberto Firmino needs a drink of water. He has spent an hour hustling through outfit changes, juggling a soccer ball, and shadowboxing under hot studio lights. Modeling clothes might not make you sweat like a Champions League final does, but it’s still thirsty work. As […]

Everything About Roberto Firmino is Dazzling

Everything About Roberto Firmino is Dazzling

From 8by8mag.com: The Liverpool striker has plenty of reasons to smile. Roberto Firmino needs a drink of water. He has spent an hour hustling through outfit changes, juggling a soccer ball, and shadowboxing under hot studio lights. Modeling clothes might not make you sweat like a Champions League final does, but it’s still thirsty work. As […]

Can Arsenal Be Arsenal Again?

Can Arsenal Be Arsenal Again?

From 8by8mag.com: After a self-imposed exile, the author returns to the Emirates and finds Gooner Nation giving peace (and Unai Emery) a chance. Illustration by Tim McDonagh An hour before Arsenal was to play their opening game of the 2018 season, I found myself on Hornsey Road in North London, hugging a tree. I needed to […]

Can Arsenal Be Arsenal Again?

Can Arsenal Be Arsenal Again?

From 8by8mag.com: After a self-imposed exile, the author returns to the Emirates and finds Gooner Nation giving peace (and Unai Emery) a chance. Illustration by Tim McDonagh An hour before Arsenal was to play their opening game of the 2018 season, I found myself on Hornsey Road in North London, hugging a tree. I needed to […]

Introducing Issue 14 of Eight by Eight!

Introducing Issue 14 of Eight by Eight!

From 8by8mag.com: The best writing, art, and design in the football world is here just in time to get you excited about the electrifying months ahead in the 2018/19 season, and the knockout rounds of The Champions League and much more. We’re incredibly proud to bring our latest issue of Eight by Eight to you filled […]

Introducing Issue 14 of Eight by Eight!

Introducing Issue 14 of Eight by Eight!

From 8by8mag.com: The best writing, art, and design in the football world is here just in time to get you excited about the electrifying months ahead in the 2018/19 season, and the knockout rounds of The Champions League and much more. We’re incredibly proud to bring our latest issue of Eight by Eight to you filled […]

Ian Joy’s Bundesliga Crash Course

Ian Joy’s Bundesliga Crash Course

From 8by8mag.com: The Fox Sports analyst Ian Joy shares his love for the Bundesliga, what we can expect from all the Americans playing there, and whether or not this year anyone will actually challenge Bayern. Ian Joy has had an unconventional journey through the world of football. Born in San Diego, Joy was raised mostly in Scotland […]

Ian Joy’s Bundesliga Crash Course

Ian Joy’s Bundesliga Crash Course

From 8by8mag.com: The Fox Sports analyst Ian Joy shares his love for the Bundesliga, what we can expect from all the Americans playing there, and whether or not this year anyone will actually challenge Bayern. Ian Joy has had an unconventional journey through the world of football. Born in San Diego, Joy was raised mostly in Scotland […]

The Two Sides of Mauro Icardi

The Two Sides of Mauro Icardi

From 8by8mag.com: As Serie A kicks off and Argentina rebuilds, it’s time for Mauro Icardi to establish himself as the #9 king of Europe and the Selección. But can he behave? Growing up, Mauro Icardi idolized his fellow Argentine striker Maxi Lopez. Their paths crossed early when a young Icardi would wait for Barcelona’s practices to finish […]

The Two Sides of Mauro Icardi

The Two Sides of Mauro Icardi

From 8by8mag.com: As Serie A kicks off and Argentina rebuilds, it’s time for Mauro Icardi to establish himself as the #9 king of Europe and the Selecion. But can he behave? Growing up, Mauro Icardi idolized his fellow Argentine striker Maxi Lopez. Their paths crossed early when a young Icardi would wait for Barcelona’s practices to finish […]

How A Banker From Naples Is Saving Beautiful Football

How A Banker From Naples Is Saving Beautiful Football

From 8by8mag.com: As “Sarriball” comes to the Premier League, here’s how Chelsea’s new manager Maurizio Sarri is saving beautiful football one feverish attack at a time When Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly scored a game-winning header in the 90th minute at Juventus Stadium last April, Napoli finally seemed poised to do the unthinkable: Win the Serie A title. Even though Juventus had […]

How A Banker From Naples Is Saving Beautiful Football

How A Banker From Naples Is Saving Beautiful Football

From 8by8mag.com: As “Sarriball” comes to the Premier League, here’s how Chelsea’s new manager Maurizio Sarri is saving beautiful football one feverish attack at a time When Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly scored a game-winning header in the 90th minute at Juventus Stadium last April, Napoli finally seemed poised to do the unthinkable: Win the Serie A title. Even though Juventus had […]

All Wilfried Zaha Needs is Love

All Wilfried Zaha Needs is Love

From 8by8mag.com: At a time when being a superstar footballer means signing for a big club and playing in the Champions League, Wilfried Zaha has thrived by returning to his boyhood team. Courtesy of Getty Images It was October 14th, 2017, and things were not looking good for Crystal Palace. They had lost seven straight matches, […]

All Wilfried Zaha Needs is Love

All Wilfried Zaha Needs is Love

From 8by8mag.com: At a time when being a superstar footballer means signing for a big club and playing in the Champions League, Wilfried Zaha has thrived by returning to his boyhood team. Courtesy of Getty Images It was October 14th, 2017, and things were not looking good for Crystal Palace. They had lost seven straight matches, […]

Free Your Mind

Free Your Mind

From 8by8mag.com: Before the infamous World Cup snub, Pep Guardiola told Leroy Sané to “play like Messi.” After a long summer off, the German winger is ready. The instruction was simple enough: “Play like Messi.” Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola told Leroy Sané one day after training in the autumn of 2016. Sané, who had grown […]

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