book review

The quiet genius of Carlo Ancelotti

He wins without the dogma or mindgames of his peers Who are football’s current “super-managers”? You’d probably name Pep Guardiola, the visionary now redesigning Manchester City following wildly successful, football-transforming runs at Bayern Munich and Barcelona, or his great rival, José Mourinho, the dark master of mind games recently tasked with reenergizing Manchester United after cup-studded …

This is 25: Looking back at Among the Thugs

The beautiful game still has an ugly underbelly. Why does this abusive element, and our perverse fascination with it, endure? Illustration by Case Jernigan The song lasts a devastating ten seconds on the low-res video. Its words are initially hard to discern. A group of men on a train car are attempting to harmonize. In another place …