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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Tuesday

News and links for Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

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Okay, look, I know that none of you read Cannon Fodder yesterday. Paul stole my thunder with his TSF AMA thing. I am not at all bitter about this. ;) But! There was some really good stuff in yesterday’s CF! So I’m going to re-hash some of it for today. Which I can do, because I am the CF overlord. FEAR ME.

In case you’re wondering why good, god-fearing The MLS fans remember Bob Bradley as a dirty cheat, well, here’s a delightful explanation from Judah Friedlander. Stupid rules! Weird subs! Golden goal overtime! This ridiculous story has all of the hallmarks of early The MLS. Cheatin’ Bob Bradley, everybody!

To an untrained eye, the tidy and sturdy figure emerging in possession looks almost top heavy. Momentarily awkward with the ball at his feet, he very briefly lends the illusion of losing balance. Counterpoising the upper body strength of Paul Gascoigne in his prime and the dancing feet of George Best, balance is carefully sustained. In the pristine stripes of Italy’s Internazionale, he’s just dispossessed an attacker, controlled the ball, beat the same attacker, held off four strong challenges, and set-up another wave of attack.

The sight is blissfully familiar to millions of football fans. It is the artistry and prowess of Javier Zanetti.

If you’ve ever wondered why a free transfer is often called “a Bosman,” look no further:

Seriously? “Bright young thing” is something we use to describe people? Well, okay then.

Hey, if you’re not regularly following and reading Unusual Efforts, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.

Cheatin’ Bob speaks!

I’m really, really not looking forward to the next two World Cups.