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Original Football • 818 implied HN points • 20 May 24
  1. Jürgen Klopp transformed Liverpool from an average team to a European football powerhouse through his passion, unity, and attacking style of play.
  2. Klopp's legacy goes beyond trophies, as he deeply connected with fans, embraced Liverpool's culture, and championed important social causes.
  3. Klopp's mentorship and emphasis on values like resilience and humility have groomed future leaders within the Liverpool squad, leaving a lasting impact even after his departure.
Original Football • 479 implied HN points • 28 May 24
  1. Ultras are the most ardent football supporters, shaping the atmosphere with intense dedication and coordinated displays.
  2. Ultra culture originated in Italy in the 1960s but spread across Europe and Latin America, adapting to local traditions and footballing styles.
  3. Chants, choreographies, and pyrotechnics are key elements of Ultra culture, creating a passionate and intimidating atmosphere in stadiums.
Original Football • 439 implied HN points • 12 May 24
  1. Jude Bellingham is a young football star known for his talent, humility, and maturity, making him both a formidable player and a commendable individual.
  2. Bellingham stands out for his dedication, fearlessness in making mistakes, and understanding of what's truly important, showing a relentless pursuit of greatness and a love for the game.
  3. He embodies a balance of humility and confidence, displays maturity beyond his years, and has a good support system, setting him apart as an exceptional talent with integrity and unwavering determination.
Original Football • 339 implied HN points • 16 May 24
  1. Kylian Mbappe's departure from PSG highlights the club's struggle to achieve Champions League success despite domestic victories.
  2. PSG's significant financial investments in star players like Neymar and Messi underscore the challenge in winning the Champions League.
  3. Winning the Champions League is incredibly difficult due to the fierce competition, unpredictability of knockout matches, and the need to balance domestic and European commitments.
JoeBlogs • 2319 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. The Detroit Lions suffered a heartbreaking loss in a game against the 49ers after leading 24-7 at halftime.
  2. Dan Campbell made three key coaching decisions in the second half that impacted the outcome of the game.
  3. The author reflects on the emotional impact of the game, mentioning a young woman crying and expressing deep empathy for Lions fans.
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Original Football • 279 implied HN points • 10 May 24
  1. Bayer Leverkusen had a remarkable season with 49 consecutive games undefeated, solid teamwork, and late dramatic goals.
  2. Xabi Alonso, Leverkusen's coach, played a pivotal role with his tactical brilliance, leadership, and experience.
  3. Leverkusen's success is attributed to resilient players, Alonso's positive influence, and the team's strong unity.
JoeBlogs • 2044 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. The game 'Choose the Hall of Famer' challenges perceptions about player value based on stats and accomplishments.
  2. Comparison between players like Jim Plunkett and Joe Namath shows that stats alone may not dictate Hall of Fame worthiness.
  3. Analyzing players like Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds reveals how defensive contributions can impact Hall of Fame considerations.
JoeBlogs • 2299 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. Nick Saban and Bill Belichick are two legendary football coaches facing retirement and the question of finding happiness in the future.
  2. Coaching greats like Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno faced the difficulty of retiring from their passion.
  3. The writer discusses the disappearance of old writings and the upcoming decision about staying on Substack.
JoeBlogs • 1788 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Book 'WHY WE LOVE FOOTBALL' by joeblogs is a countdown of 100 greatest moments in football history
  2. Author is enthusiastic about sharing moments even for non-football fans
  3. Cover of the book reflects a dark and brooding tone compared to WHY WE LOVE BASEBALL cover
Grace on Football • 1159 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. The Glazers' ownership of Manchester United has led to mismanagement on and off the pitch, creating a downward trajectory for the club.
  2. The concept of 'enshittification' can be seen in how tech platforms first cater to users, then prioritize business customers over users, and eventually focus on extracting maximum value for themselves before declining.
  3. Manchester United's shift towards prioritizing commercial success over sporting success has negatively affected the club's growth and standing, leading to concerns about the future of the team.
Original Football • 99 implied HN points • 09 May 24
  1. Harry Kane had a season full of personal success but ended up without major trophies, showcasing his individual brilliance despite team struggles.
  2. Despite Kane's outstanding performance, Bayern Munich ended the season without major silverware due to underlying flaws in the team's performance and reliance on Kane.
  3. Kane's future with Bayern Munich is uncertain amid speculations about his loyalty and desire for trophies, with potential changes in the team to address the shortcomings of the past season.
JoeBlogs • 3852 implied HN points • 22 May 23
  1. The article discusses the influence of two superheroes from the author's Cleveland hometown: Superman and Jim Brown.
  2. Jim Brown, a significant figure in the author's life, passed away at age 87.
  3. Readers can subscribe for a 7-day free trial to access the full post archives on JoeBlogs.
Grace on Football • 687 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Mohamed Salah's exceptional performance and consistency make him irreplaceable on the field.
  2. Using data and statistical analysis can help identify potential players to fill Salah's role.
  3. To replace Salah, focus on finding players who can contribute in areas like goal-scoring, creativity, and left-footedness to maintain team balance.
Go Long with Tyler Dunne • 511 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. The Buffalo Bills need to decide whether to build around their head coach or go all-in on their quarterback, Josh Allen.
  2. The team's offensive strategy needs to revolve around maximizing Josh Allen's talents as a quarterback to reach their full potential.
  3. The Bills have to prioritize making strategic decisions to support Josh Allen if they aim to succeed in the long run, potentially even considering coaching changes.
The Auburn Observer • 550 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. The 2024 Auburn Football Roster Tracker is regularly updated to cover all roster movements, including draft declarations, transfers, and recruitments.
  2. The tracker is not an official scholarship count but provides an overview of the state of the units and ongoing changes.
  3. Recruitment information listed is thanks to the work of recruiting writers from various platforms, encouraging readers to subscribe for deeper insights.
Grace on Football • 1002 implied HN points • 20 Oct 23
  1. David Beckham's football skills were underrated and he performed consistently well on the field.
  2. Beckham excelled in an era where football tactics were changing, demonstrating his versatility as a player.
  3. Despite Beckham's celebrity status, his on-pitch contributions were significant and he should be recognized as one of England's best footballers.
Go Long with Tyler Dunne • 432 implied HN points • 13 Jan 24
  1. Jonathan Owens has overcome adversity and self-doubt to succeed in the NFL and make a significant impact on the Green Bay Packers.
  2. His relationship with Simone Biles is based on genuine connection and mutual support, transcending celebrity status.
  3. Owens emphasizes the importance of seizing opportunities, staying resilient, and supporting teammates, inspiring others with his journey.
The Swiss Ramble • 334 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. The top 20 revenue-generating football clubs reported record earnings for the 2022/23 season.
  2. Commercial revenue surpassed broadcasting revenue as the most significant income stream for the clubs.
  3. English clubs saw a decrease in rankings within the Money League, with only one club in the top four places.
The Auburn Observer • 334 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. The new Auburn football offensive coordinator, Derrick Nix, brings experience and a strong track record as a recruiter from his time at Ole Miss.
  2. Nix's impact is expected to boost the running game and potentially help improve the team's passing game efficiency in the 2024 season.
  3. Auburn's offensive coaching staff for 2024, now with Nix on board, is showing promise under head coach Hugh Freeze's leadership.
Purple Insider • 294 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. Sunday's games were strange for Vikings fans to watch from a unique perspective.
  2. Building a championship team can involve having an all-time great quarterback, hitting on many draft picks, or building a strong supporting cast around an affordable quarterback.
  3. Success in the NFL requires making bold decisions and it's challenging to win even with a great team.
Purple Insider • 373 implied HN points • 07 Jan 24
  1. The Vikings lost to the Lions in a game that stood out with Justin Jefferson's performance.
  2. The post mentions an entertaining end to the game.
  3. Subscription options are available for further reading with a 7-day trial.
Purple Insider • 353 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. Attributes to look for in a rookie quarterback include production, arm talent, toughness, leadership skills, and athleticism.
  2. When considering changes to the coaching staff, focus may be on positions like running backs coach based on past performances.
  3. Signing a veteran quarterback can still lead a team to a Super Bowl, as proven by recent veteran QBs who competed in the Super Bowl.
MatchQuarters • 353 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. Defenses in football tend to adjust to offensive trends over time.
  2. As offenses shift towards bigger packages, defenses must react by getting lighter and adjusting their strategies.
  3. The use of spread formations in college football emphasizes getting elite athletes in open space and has led to defensive innovations like the 3-Safety system.