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Articles by Jon Spurling

Kleberson
17 July 2018
Before Premier League clubs leap to sign Croatian full-backs, Russian midfielders or French starlets, beware the miserable flops bought on the strength of fine World Cup performances
France South Africa World Cup 2010
27 June 2018
Greedy players, managers under fire and the ultimate basket case squad – Jon Spurling on when World Cup teams tore themselves apart off the pitch
England 2010 World Cup
6 June 2018
West Germany’s filthy crew, England’s fake gold and the team that conceded 10 goals in one game – Jon Spurling profiles the World Cup embarrassments
Arsene Wenger
28 April 2018
Jon Spurling picks six Wenger traits we'll all get misty-eyed over when the Frenchman leaves north London after almost 22 years this summer
Sebastien Squillaci
17 April 2018
From misfiring strikers to hapless centre-backs: Jon Spurling on the transfers that Arsenal fans would really rather forget
1 March 2018
Jon Spurling selects a handful of players who showed dissent without barking at a referee
22 February 2018
At least Leicester's Riyad Mahrez never went to these lengths – Jon Spurling on the players who did a runner, featuring errant texts and rotters in the reserves
6 February 2018
Jon Spurling takes a look at those who really didn't enjoy conceding – or in some cases, scoring... 
Mesut Ozil
3 February 2018
From a determined new approach to getting deals over the line and the end of underachievers, Jon Spurling on the lessons to take from a busy winter
20 January 2018
The joy of finding the net can soon turn to despair, as Jon Spurling recalls