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Articles by John Duerden

20 June 2018
MOSCOW – After the end of the first round of games, FourFourTwo looks at five things we learned from Asian teams at the 2018 World Cup.
19 June 2018
John Duerden reflects on an a disappointing opening for Asia and why Japan can help lift the gloom.
18 June 2018
John Duerden gives his view on the opening games for two of Asia’s representatives – Iran and Saudi Arabia – in Russia.
13 June 2018
John Duerden talks about what Southeast Asia is missing out on by not being part of the World Cup.
21 May 2018
John Duerden reckons Japanese and Korean success in Russia will help to prove Asian coaches can mix it with the best.
Arsene Wenger Nagoya Grampus Eight
28 April 2018
Before Arsenal and the Premier League, there was Nagoya and the J.League. John Duerden remembers Wenger's halcyon days
15 February 2018
When Simon McMenemy told his wife he had been named FourFourTwo’s Southeast Asian Coach of the Year in our inaugural football awards, she burst into tears. Not perhaps the expected reaction, but last season was nothing if not emotional for the well-travelled couple.
8 February 2018
Nelo Vingada spent just seven months as head coach of the Malaysia national team. But, like many before him, he found that was more than enough time to develop a deep affection for the beautiful country and its friendly residents – as well as an opinion that Malaysian players are better than they realise.
2 February 2018
Not many players in the 2018 Malaysia Super League have played in the English Premier League, been to a World Cup and scored their last international goal with a spectacular strike against the reigning world champions.
26 January 2018
Former footballer Michal Vana left Singapore in late 1994 hanging over the side of an Indonesian fishing boat and with the police on his tail.