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New Zealand's independent foreign policy

by Cris Thacker

In a speech earlier this week Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, said that, along with 30 other navies, the United States would send a warship to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy.  492 more words

International Relations

Create a diamond defence on the Pivot/Goalkeeper axis

Individual players have a particular job to do in a diamond defence right from the goalkeeper to the attacking midfielders. The focus here is on the role of the defensive midfielder or pivot and his relationship with the goalkeeper. 388 more words

Dave Clarke

Bye Bye, Kolo

Brendan Rodgers, the ex-manager of Liverpool Football Club, now boss of Celtic, claimed he signed Liverpool defender Kolo Toure in the summer of 2013 to “add experience” to the Reds’ back line. 560 more words


Smith Set To Leave Liverpool

Young Australian left back Brad Smith looks set to be the next player to leave Liverpool this summer. Liverpool are believed to have agreed a £6 million deal with Bournemouth this weekend. 354 more words


Projection and messaging - A stiffening Sea Breeze

Prior to the active phase of Sea Breeze 2016, the 24th July saw the USS Ross take its turn in hosting a gathering of Ukrainian politicians (both national and local), a diverse collection of diplomats, military people from assorted international commands, think tankers… 624 more words


Flanagan nears Liverpool exit

Ah, what do I have to say about the enigma of Jon Flanagan? Since his first-team debut in April 2011, his productivity to the Liverpool defence began to prove increasingly priceless to the Reds. 517 more words

Opinion Piece

Quote #116

Life is a game of defence and attack; defence is weakness, attack is motive.