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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.
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.
16 January 2018
Forget the most recent World Cup qualifier between these rivals in 2011, the biggest game ever between Malaysia and Singapore took place all the way back on March 6, 1977, as senior columnist John Duerden recalls...
15 December 2017
Football fans in Southeast Asia are always asking when their stars will go to Europe. The media too, but we can sometimes forget that some are already there. Neil Etheridge for example...