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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Defense against the Dark Arts

News and links for Monday, August 29, 2016.

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A history of football's dark arts | These Football Times
Teams, coaches and players now face an ethical dilemma: should they accept some notion of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ play and angle towards identifying and practising the good, or should they reject this entirely and compete with the sole objective of winning? These are the two commonly accepted opposite ends of football’s philosophical spectrum.

Everything you need to know about Shkodran Mustafi | Daily Cannon
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‘He reminds me of Petit’ Wenger hails Granit Xhaka’s balls | Daily Cannon

What should Arsenal do with the Ox? | Daily Cannon
After another inconsistent game from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Saturday against Watford, people have once again started to ask the question: what should we do with the Ox?

Bradley Wright-Phillips adds to MLS MVP case with game-winning performance | SBI Soccer
Bradley Wright-Phillips strengthened his case for MLS MVP by scoring a game-winning goal in the New York Red Bulls' 1-0 triumph vs. the New England Revolution.

Manchester United news: Rio Ferdinand reveals he reached out to Arsene Wenger over joining Arsenal in 2014 | Premier League | Sport | The Independent

Someone still loves you RB Leipzig - Unusual Efforts
RB Leipzig has a reputation, both within Germany and without, of being a plastic, corporate club. But dig a little deeper and you just might find more.

The day Michael Jackson went to Exeter | These Football Times
Two hundred fans clamoured on board the train, some paying up to £100 for the privilege of being on the same train as the man. Others managed to sneak on for free amidst the pandemonium. One enthused fan said: “I paid £100 and it was worth every penny. No, he didn’t come through to see us, but just being on the same train was enough.”