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Freelance writer specialising in Brazilian football for ESPNfc and Sambafoot. Editor of The Elastico football blog.

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  • bj mcbear posted 2331 days ago

    bj mcbear

    in regard to your article on players returning from loan, you wrote about Deulofeu: "In the Champions League next season, Everton will be keen to retain the young Spaniard a bit longer."

    i could be wrong but i didn't think everton were in the CL next year. they can't finish top 4 and city haven't been suspended for FFP (yet) as far as i'm aware

  • Damarques Brown posted 2538 days ago

    Damarques Brown

    Do you think Playing Willian ahead of Hulk and Lucas would help Scolari in a big way? He add another dimension into the Brazil attack

  • I Arrizabalaga posted 2540 days ago

    I Arrizabalaga

    This "writer" deletes comments that do not sit well with his biased agenda.

  • Jon Mancini posted 2632 days ago

    Jon Mancini

    Hey Chris,

    Benfica are reportedly on the verge of signing Sao Paulo's left-back, Bruno Cortes. How do you rate him? Do you think he is good enough to play for a quality European side like Benfica?


  • rach setvens posted 2654 days ago

    rach setvens

    On your bio Chris you have Tiger as being better than Jack - is that for real!

  • yank socccer fan posted 2655 days ago

    yank socccer fan


    Why is Hulk not used at CF to make room for Lucas and allow Hulk to use his strength going foward at the net?

    Fred is a crafty vet but lucas and Hulk would bring more speed to the attack.

  • Chris Forero posted 2666 days ago

    Chris Forero

    check out my newest article previewing Colombia vs Argentina:

  • Leonardo Gomez posted 2692 days ago

    Leonardo Gomez

    Chris, what do you think of Neymar going to Barça? Obviously there are a lot of opinions, and it's a pretty polarizing topic, but most people haven't actually seen him play. Knowing you seem to be pretty knowledgable about the Brazilian League, do you think Neymar can make that jump to the European level? Or do you think he'll flop once he gets to Europe?

  • Liam Ivors posted 2701 days ago

    Liam Ivors

    Vertonghen over Pique and Hummels? What have you been smoking?

  • I. Marino posted 2719 days ago

    I. Marino

    Hey Chris, I just read your article on the best ST in South America and I loved it! I didn't expect Irven Avila to make the Honorable mentions. He is definitely one of the forgotten ones from U-17 Peru team that made Quarter Finals at the World Cup. Also, based on current form, Guerrero is better than Pato. Even though Pato is still young and he is faster and more skilled than Paolo, Paolo is great being in the right place at the right time and his strength is great as well. Just wanted to say I loved the list!