Tuesday Links

Excellent analysis from Jonathan Wilson on the downside to giving creative players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Wesley Sneijder the freedom to roam the pitch.

The drastically different economics of the NFL and European soccer.

The slow death of the striker: “My hypothesis being that front men will only exist to give teams shape and they will not be the primary source of goals.”

A new study in the British Journal of Sociology: “93 percent of supporters stated that they opposed homophobia and would support openly gay players as only their performance on the pitch matters.”

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