Nick Miller


Nick is a freelance writer who has featured in The Guardian, ESPN, Eurosport and The Independent
  • Robert Lewandowski vs Bayern Munich: The Measure Of Transfer Culture’s Hold Over Football

    It's not too often you see a star player from a colossal club get involved in a public slanging match with the CEO. Last week Robert Lewandowski gave an interview to De Spiegel in Germany, during which he touched on assorted issues, from Paris St Germain's prospects for the season, pre-season tours, the commercialisation of Bayern's title celebrations and their transfer policy over the summer. ...

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  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Arsenal Departure Was To The Surprise Of Nobody

    You don't need to look far for an indication that things are not right at Arsenal. Losing 4-0 at Anfield, when two of the goals started as corners for them, is a recent place to start. Persisting with a manager who long since should have bowed out but now has tarnished his legacy, is another. A fanbase that has been driven to shrugging apathy. An inability to hold onto star players. ...

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  • Paulinho Is A Partial Victim Of Football’s Narrow Perspective

    You will no doubt have already seen Paulinho's 'presentation' at Barcelona. Those curious occasions when people show up to a football stadium to watch a new signing wave, bellow platitudes into a microphone and do keepy-uppies. Paulinho's didn't go brilliantly, the Brazilian showing some decidedly un-Brazilian control while trying said keepy-uppies, as he let the ball bounce away from him like a cat who's suddenly lost interest in the game. ...

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  • Arsenal’s Expiring Contracts May Force Wenger Out Of His Comfort Zone

    Arsene Wenger has been softening the ground for most of the summer. “When you are a football player you perform until the last days of your contract,” he said at the end of July, when asked about the various members of the Arsenal squad entering the final year of their current deals. “I think the performance on the day does not depend on the length of the contract. If that was true we would sign everyone for 20 years and be happy." ...

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  • Rafael Benitez Wields His Politics At Newcastle

    Rafa Benitez is not the most obvious folk hero. A nondescript looking man who resembles an exasperated Paul Giamatti character, he rarely seems excessively delighted with anything, his charisma isn't publicly obvious and his football often cautious and controlled. But seven years after leaving Liverpool he remains a hero there, and now he has inspired a previously downtrodden and disenfranchised Newcastle fanbase into being enthusiastic about their club again. ...

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