The False Nine is one year old today! To celebrate, we’ve compiled three best of lists featuring contributions from across our array of contributors.
This first list is a selection of our best analysis and commentary pieces, from MyFootballClub and globe trotting goalkeepers to Iniesta’s legacy and Emile Heskey.
Check our other Best Of TFN lists here.
Let us know your favourite TFN articles, and any that we’ve missed from our lists, on Twitter using the hash tag #BestOfTFN.
Back in February 2013, David Dodds took a look at the extraordinary tale of Lutz Pfannenstiel, who represented 25 clubs and remains the only professional to have played in all 6 FIFA Confederations. David’s piece was also featured on In Bed With Maradona and World Soccer.
Elko Born tried to shed some light on England, Stevie G and the English psyche from a continental perspective earlier in August.
Hugo Greenhalgh reported on Ebbsfleet United and their unorthodox owners, MyFootballClub, five years on from their takeover in November 2012.
Greg Johnson‘s debut piece considered England’s antiquated outlook on football, the cult of the individual hero and hope for the next generation.
Following the return of the Champions League back in April, James Dutton drew some interesting parallels between the semi finalists, and the big four in tennis.
Kyle Hulme wrote about his excitement for Leeds United’s new lease of life as the club emerges from the shadows of Ken Bates’ reign.
James Dutton made the case for one of the most-maligned proponents of the old-school centre-forward role, Emile Heskey, back in November 2012. The piece also became a cover feature in Late Tackle magazine.
Despite his limitations, Darren Bent deserves a second chance wrote David Wild earlier this month.