David Rudin

Energized…or Paralyzed, by David Rudin

Day 18 During the World Cup, Howler will feature a different writer each day sharing thoughts on the day’s action. Today, David Rudin considers the reality that someone’s actually going to win this thing.   I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point between Russia’s elimination of Spain and the final death rattle …

Per Mertesacker and the joys of awkwardly tall footballers

It’s all gone Per shaped Per Mertesacker, the Arsenal defender who had played 37 minutes of competitive football in the last 13 months before starting and winning the FA Cup, celebrated by sharing an ungainly hug with a fan. It was Peak Per™: at once winning and awkward; the jolly German giant. Among Arsenal fans, Mertesacker is …