Andrew Bates

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June 28, 2012
by Andrew Bates
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Science agrees: It was right to pick Ronaldo last in Euro semifinal shootout

The initial reaction from the punters was disbelief that Ronaldo didn’t get to kick in the shootout: slotted as the fifth taker, he was ruled out after poor Bruno Alves hit the crossbar. Shouldn’t they have tried to jiggle the lineup and get him in earlier? Continue reading

June 24, 2012
by Andrew Bates
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Truth comes from the mouths of soulless Vancouver Sun condo reviews

Ah, no form of journalism more pure than the Vancouver Sun‘s condo reviews, where real estate PR flacks unbiased freelance journalists write things about overpriced Vancouver properties that you imagine the developers of those properties would like said about them. … Continue reading

June 23, 2012
by Andrew Bates

How every Euro 2012 team must overcome themselves (and Germany)

If there has been a calling-card to this Euro tournament, it is varying levels of belief in a team’s ability to execute the attacking principles of football, specifically in the relationship between the midfield and the attack. Continue reading