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Hugo Steckelmacher

Hugo Steckelmacher has loved football since he can remember - indeed, his mother often jokes that he kicked so much as a baby due to his eagerness to get out of the womb and play football! Of German-Jewish descent, a rocky love-affair with Tottenham began at a young age, and his favourite players as a child were Nick Barmby and Gary Mabbutt. At the age of ten, he began to watch La Liga football and fell in love with the league and especially with the "juego bonito" of the two biggest clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Now living in Barcelona, Hugo regularly [sic] writes on La Liga and Tottenham.

Premier League To Play On Mars

Hugo Steckelmacher returns with a somewhat late review for last week - excuses range from the fatigue from writing encyclopedia entries for Dave Penny...

Tony Mowbray – Destined For Greatness?

In Hugo Steckelmacher's second of his profiles on great English managing prospects in the Football League, he looks at the playing and managerial career...

Roma v Real Madrid – 07/08 Champions League 2nd Round Preview

On the 19th of February, the Champions League pits against each other two of the most emblematic teams in European football, in the shape...

Dave Penney – Profile – Darlington Manager

In the first of his series on young English managers in the Football League, Hugo Steckelmacher seeks to demonstrate that Dave Penney is indeed...

“Under the Radar”: The Top 5 Up-and-Coming English Managers in the Football League

In numerous other articles published on this site, I have sought to debunk the myth that English football is not producing enough young talent. Previously,...

10 Reasons Why Barcelona Should Have Signed Diego Milito and not Thierry Henry

I was going to write a type of homage to Diego Milito during the transfer window as I anticipated that a move to a...

France vs. Spain and Italy vs. Portugal headline a week of intriguing International Football

Whilst the whole world and his mother are hypothesizing about Don Fabio and his crew, I thought it might be a good idea to...

Week in Review: Arsenal overtake Manchester United as Tottenham splash cash, again

The top stories this week - Arsenal overtaking Manchester United at the top of the Premier League, the end of the january transfer window...

Can the FA teach young footballers “Respect” for Referees?

The British media's coverage, or lack thereof, of Brian Barwick's "Respect" programme, gives me great cause for complaint. This oversight is all too typical...

The Best Pub Team in England?

Soccerlens's Hugo Steckelmacher looks back at the week gone by in the slightly crazy and always entertaining world of football. In the Premiership... Pool in the...

President takes precedent as Coleman resigns

"I'm out for presidents to represent me; I'm out for dead presidents to represent me" - When the rapper Nas wrote these lines in...

Villa’s young Englishmen give Aston Martin a smooth journey

In one of the first articles I ever wrote for Soccerlens, I delved into potential candidates for McClaren's new-look England squad. As in this...