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Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola: The master or his pupil?
Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola: The master or his pupil?

Pep Guardiola's resignation this week, although not a complete shock, marks the end of a stunning era at Barcelona. His philosophy of how the game should be played has ultimately developed one of the greatest teams ever to grace the planet. However, is he already worthy of a place in Play with Flair's Hall of Fame? Or should it be Johan Cruyff, the man who developed Guardiola as a player at Barcelona and whose Dutch influence has left a permanent mark on 'The Beautiful Game'. ...

Arsène Wenger: the Premier League manager of the season?
Arsène Wenger: the Premier League manager of the season?

Arsenal's 2011-2012 season has rightly been described as a 'rollercoaster ride' by all that follow the club. Arsène Wenger has arguably faced the most serious rumblings of discontent since his North London arrival in 1996 and the 8-2 loss against Manchester United seemed to encompass an Arsenal team that was in meltdown. Yet, their 1-0 win over Manchester City showed a team that has come full circle and their immense recovery has made  Arsène Wenger my manager of the season. ...