Most people watch Euro 2012 for the football. Here at Game Intelligence we enjoy nothing more than spotting footballers who bear tenuous passing resemblances to our favourite famous faces (and some not so famous). Here’s a selection of the lookalikes currently thrilling us in Ukraine and Poland… Continue reading
Despite his tender years, Pep Guardiola is already destined to go down in history as one of Barcelona’s greatest ever managers (not to mention players). Yet when his biographers are detailing his glorious career in years to come, his short spell in Mexico will be nothing more than a mere footnote. Thankfully Game Intelligence, ever the aficianado of the arcane, has documented the details here in full. Enjoy… Continue reading
With the popularity of Playstations and iPods with oversized earphones among modern-day footballers, you could be forgiven for thinking that card games at the back of the team bus are a thing of the past. However, whilst mullet hairstyles and the magic sponge have fallen out of fashion, traditionalists will be glad to know that poker is still as much a part of football as ever.
In fact, the proliferation of poker online has only served to increase the game’s popularity among footballers, allowing them to fill their ample free time honing skills from the comfort of their own luxury mansions. For some this is more than a mere idle hobby, and an increasing number of footballers are taking the game ever more seriously. Indeed, several ex-footballers have eschewed the traditional post-playing careers of coaching or punditry in favour of the competitive thrill of professional poker.
Game Intelligence has upped the ante in assembling a full house of footballing poker players. Whether flops or aces for their clubs, these men have taken poker to their hearts, and some even have talent in spades. They are are all diamonds in our eyes… Continue reading
As George Orwell put it, “If you want a vision of the future of the England football team, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever”. Actually, he didn’t quite say that… but if he had of done then it would in hindsight have been an extremely prescient analogy. Continue reading
Game Intelligence has been keeping a close eye on the proceedings in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, searching for the finest names at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Cream of the crop is a name that money just can’t buy… Continue reading
The African Cup of Nations isn’t just a mid-season nuisance for Premier League managers, you know… Game Intelligence defers to our very own African football expert, Dr Congo, for the low-down on what to expect from this year’s tournament. Continue reading
Game Intelligence throws caution to the snow with an attacking line up fit for Boxing Day. Gung Ho Ho Ho! Continue reading
As the winter nights draw in and the year comes to a close, Game Intelligence looks back with misty eyes on the key events from the football calendar… Continue reading
As distraught as I am by the death of Gary Speed, and as touching as I find the fitting outpour of eulogies to this unusually universally beloved footballer, it frustrates me that in such times of tragedy many seem eager to point out the triviality of football in the grand scheme of things. Commentators and pundits often seem compelled to recall Bill Shankly’s observation that football is much more important than life and death and pour derision on such an outrageously bold statement. Yet I feel that they are missing the point. Continue reading