As of February 2010, there have been more than 680 separate posts on More Than Mind Games. Here is a tasting menu. All of the site’s core curriculum is here – Brian Clough, Herbert Chapman, the different problems facing the English and Scottish games, the football “craze” of 1880-1915, football psychology, and the football we grew up with as kids. I hope you’ll find something to enjoy.
I’ve marked my own “big four” favourite posts with an asterisk (*) :
Brian Clough: Sunderland and the end of his playing career
The aftermath of The Damned Utd: what we’ve learned about Brian Clough
Brian Clough: who he really was, and what he really achieved (*)
Where did all the English managers go?
Why aren’t English managers more intelligent?
The problems facing Fabio Capello (2007)
Why did British football cease to innovate?(*)
Did fan violence kill that word “soccer”?
The Friendly Clubs: Ipswich Town
Football and Psychology
Deisler, football and depression (*)
“Passion and commitment” versus skill and composure
Scotland’s national team – eleven impossible jobs
John Cameron and the History of English Football(*)
Herbert Chapman and Leeds City
Sir Alf Ramsey
Alf Ramsey picks the team: prologue
Alf Ramsey picks the team: 1963
Alf Ramsey picks the team: Budgie’s 1964
Victorian and Edwardian Football
The Edwardian footballer and the old boy spin brigade
1878: football and floodlighting
Edwardian tactics: reality and survival
1908 Olympic football: the first World Cup
Arthur Kinnaird and the future of football: 1918