Ken Early
Ken Early

Ken Early works for the Second Captains podcast and the Irish Times. Follow him on Twitter.

Sports Nut
July 9 2014 7:33 PMWhy Brazil LostRather than make a real plan, they abandoned themselves to romantic notions of passion and desire.
Sports Nut
June 11 2014 2:24 PMIs Germany Too Nice to Win the World Cup?The 2014 squad is missing its Klaus Kinski.
Sports Nut
March 28 2014 6:31 PMUnited We FallIs David Moyes to blame for the collapse of Manchester United? Or is it all Sir Alex Ferguson’s fault?
Sports Nut
Aug. 28 2013 12:53 PMMessi and NeymarWill the world’s greatest player and Barcelona’s new prodigy play well together?
Sports Nut
July 2 2014 7:55 PMWalking to Stay One Step AheadLionel Messi has figured out how to win matches by moving less than everyone else.
The Spot
May 25 2014 8:16 AMHow Real Madrid's Superhumans Muscled Their Way to the Champions League Title
Sports Nut
Dec. 6 2013 7:30 PMHow Will the United States Fare in the World Cup’s Group of Death?
Sports Nut
June 21 2013 12:13 PMWe Are All Someone Else’s FleasThoughts on Spain’s 10–0 victory over Tahiti.
  Life
Caixin
Aug. 31 2015 10:26 AM Unraveling Why So Many Firefighters Perished in the Tianjin Blast Lack of basic chemical safety regulations or even “willful neglect” may have impeded firefighters and contributed to their deaths.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.